Friday, February 17, 2012

Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

The Grand Place



The Town Hall

Brussels' town hall stands 96m tall



Close-up Look of the building




I don't know them! They just want me to take picture of them lol


The Grand Place or Grote markt (in French) is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by Town Hall, Guildhalls and the Breadhouse. The square is the most important tourist destination in Brussels.

As I mentioned on my previous post, that I finally got a job and my first day was here in Belgium for 3 weeks training. For 1 week I just stayed at my flat, it was very cold it's around -8C and it just snowed 2 days before I came.

I asked my colleague if she can take me to Brussels and she accepted my request so we went last Sunday February 12. I was so thankful that I met her before she left to Italy otherwise I would have not seen this place or if I did see it by myself (without her) I would have only taken pictures of the buildings and places in Brussels without me in the pictures hehehe. And I'm so very thankful for her kind gestures of bringing me here eventhough she's been in Brussels twice during her stay in Belgium for her training.

Brussels from where we staying is a 1 hour and 20 minutes by train (without transfer) but you can choose other train that has 1 transfer and it will take you only for 54 minutes. But then we opted to take the longer trip to avoid hassle and transfer ;-)

It's been almost 2 weeks since I got here in Belgium but seems like a month or 2 already. My first time to be far away from my family for 3 weeks. And I still have 8 more days to go! I will miss my son's birthday on the 21st :-'( And now I'm sick, I had fever 3 days ago and until now I have cough and cold.

Oh I miss them so bad, there's no place like home.


I had unforgettable experiences during my first day here and during my first ride on the train to Brussels.....but I decided to keep it secret....hahaha.


psychelyn said...

WOW, this is magnificent! Architecture is great. Thanks for sharing them with your pictures.

Missy said...

psychelyn- thanks for visiting, I love taking pictures of architectural interesting

Reena said...

aha! nag tour ka pala sa europe ha. :) that's exciting! i wonder kung ano nangyari sa yo? i-share mo na. hehe

Missy said...

Reena- actually I would not call it a tour, it's just a training hehehe and had the chance to tour hahaha....and the secret remains a secret lol

Patty said...

Isn't is amazing how other countries knew how to build things. All Americans know how to do is tear things down and build high-rises.

Beautiful photos.

RJ said...

What an architecture! Sana may photo rin ng isang pagkain ng Belgium.

Ganda ng photos, thanks for taking me to Brussels, Ms. Missy!

Magpagaling po kayo para pagbalik niyo sa US ready na sa work.

bertN said...

You can always ask a stranger to take a pic of you with your camera, just make sure he/she is a tourist or somebody you can outrun if he/she takes off with your camera LOL. Btw, great pics!

docgelo said...

sards, you made my mandible dropped on the floor with this post! what a picturesque belgium! sarap naman!
congratz on your job; alam ko di mo kailangan mag work (parang super close tayo!) but look what you've got, incredibly fantastic blessings than we, common tao could only pray for!) how are you? are you still sick? feel better now, there's lots of that country for you to explore and share to us! so happy for you!

Missy said...

Patty- yeah you're correct ;-)amazing to see these architectural buildings in Europe

Missy said...

RJ- I have few pictures of food I'll try to post them on my next blog ;-) I'm ok now

Missy said...

bertN- I don't trust a stranger to take me a picture so I rather have pictures of the places than to risk my camera of getting stolen hehehe

Missy said...

docgelo- thanks, it's funny to read that word "mandible" hahaha but anyways I'm ok now and yes, you're correct I'm so blessed to have this job. I hope I can manage it hehehe

sheng said...

Great architecture! I am humbled by this post. Amazing Belgium!

Just visiting.

Haddock said...

Had been to this place last August. What a wonderful square. Did buy a few paintings (yet to put them up)
I presume Tintin's latest movie also shows this place in the opening scene.

RY-RYN said...

The architecture is magnificent! Beautiful photos too.. Keep posting the new entry.. Love to read it.. :-)

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

hi missy, so glad to see you again and for taking us to brussells.. wow, sa brussels ka na pala nanghuhula ngayon.. ;) miss the hulascoop. it always made me smile.. ingat and hugs to you..

Missy said...

Thanks all for your comments, I hope I can visit your blogs soon.

Beth said...

I like ALL THE PICTURES!!!! I like the close up shot of the building so much. Mas mganda siguro yun in person. Are the locals friendly?