Friday, 27 December 2013

Brussels at Christmas time

It was actually 2 weekends before Christmas when I took the Eurostar with some friends, headed straight for Brussels. We were being looked after for the weekend by our friend Fiona and her boyfriend Ben. Brussels lived up to our expectations, there were chocolate shops everywhere, thousands of types of beers and a lady selling waffles at 2am. We even managed to get all of our Christmas shopping done while having a tour of the city and the Christmas markets.

A small church hidden away amongst the shopping streets.

The view from Grand-Place.

The more modern half of Grand-Place

Mont des Arts at the end of a street including a very large musical museum.

An angel statue close to the Mont des Arts.

Chocolate penguins!

Enjoying a late lunch after some very serious chocolate shopping,

Buildings in the town square lit up as part of the Christmas festivities :)
Many thanks to Fiona and Ben for looking after us. Happy Christmas and have a Happy New year everyone!