Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The upper city of Brussels

Having explored the lower (and more touristy) part of Brussels, we headed up the hill through lovely gardens and got a different view of Brussels, the tower from the Grand Place being very prominent.

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We grabbed a Panini, Cherries and fresh juices each for lunch

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and then wandered around lots of large majestic buildings.

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The sculpture park was a bit manky, particularly the green/yellow water but it was still an interesting stop along the way.

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We then came across the Mercedes House where they have a free entry showcase of a few vehicles.

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There was lots of intricate detail on the Notre Dame (which apparently took 150 years to complete, or something like that).

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We then wandered through another park with several statues, including one of the guy who found a better way to represent the spherical world in 2D.

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At the lookout we also came across a lift to the lower city, but continued our exploration in the upper area.

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As we wandered we kept coming across this poster that Jane absolutely hated [Jane: It screwed with my mind!]

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and eventually arrived at the front of the Palace.

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Across the road, we spent some time in the gardens before heading back down to the lower city.

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