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The last city visited by me in Belgium in February was Brussels. All other were Flemish cities, while Brussels is officially bilingual. French language is however dominant and commonly used here. City is also full of immigrants. The most visible are Arabs. One of two citizens of Brussels has a foreign origin.
The district where our hotel was located - Anderlecht - has a climate which reminds me my stay in Morocco.

View from our room on side street in Anderlecht


Specific ground floor


Pre-metro station


Stock Exchange




Inside the church


Narrow rowhouses leaning on church wall


Towards the market square


Sweets and chocolates


Market Square




















 

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Very nice pics. Brussel has a stunning architecture and is very sophisticated.
 

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Commercial passage




International press


Also from Poland


Flemish Government Office in Brussels










Homeless in the church


Upper Town


Parliament of French Community of Belgium in Brussels




Subway




European district
 

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yeap, only last day a little bit of sun has appeared.



Headquarter of European Commission


Undergoing renovation


EU offices


Triumph Arch










Brussels is officialy bilingual however French language is commonly used


Icecream and coffe




European Parliament






EU official languages










Railway station in front of European Parliament HQ
 

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I've noticed that you went to see the european parliament. I also noticed that a lot of tourists want to see that. Was it a disapointment for you? What do you think should be done to make it more interesting for tourists?
Oh and before I forget: great pictures!
 

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No, it wasn't a disappointment. I knew how the building looks like from TV. I also heard about the criticism linked with its architecture and size.
I'm not a fan of such architecture, but it's OK.
Berlaymont is for sure more interesting. But this renovated 'brick' buidling may be the best one among EU offices.
 

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Nice pics .
I spent 3 months in Brussels and know the city quite well . What makes it different from other cities is that immigrants live in the center ( mostly Arabs from Maghreb countries) while Belgians live in the suburbs .
 
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