|Jambonneau moutarde à l’ancienne with salad and a jacket potato
aka Mega ham with delicious mustard and it was SO good.
Now back to semi-chronological order: we first hit up l’Eglise St. Gilles, a Catholic church built in the 19th century which was on the same street as our Airbnb.
We then wandered around a little more, seeing a pretty little park and some buildings and some pretty official buildings.
And this really cool clock….
One thing I loved about the street below, which was right by the town centre, was the fact that it looks nothing like the other streets we saw in Brussels. The red awnings and eclectic signage (not to mention the lack of tourists), made me smile. I also just love this picture for some reason too.
Finally some might say, we made it to Grand-Place, the main square of Brussels. The Town Hall is the gorgeous building you see in the picture below. It was built between 1402 and 1420 and was completely gutted in 1695 after the bombardment of Brussels by the French army. Even though it was packed with tourists, it was still one of my favourite spots in Brussels. Such pretty architecture!!
And now for a little street art/graffiti to end the tour. While we weren’t in Brussels for long enough to get a fantastic feel for the city, I liked it. It wasn’t my favourite on our trip but I’m glad I saw it. I’d love to go back and check out some of the museums there and maybe spend a little more time wandering around and relaxing. Next stop, Paris!