Hello again, folks. I recently returned from an 8 day trip around the Flemish area of Belgium (+ Brussels) and Amsterdam. Here's some pictures from Brussels.
The Royal Galleries of Saint-Hubert, one of the earliest shopping arcades in Europe. It was built in the early 1900s and renovated in the early 1950s.
Grand Place, and the Town Hall within it. This was built in the 1400s in the Brabantine Gothic style (Brabant being one of the primary cultural regions of Belgium).
around Grand Place
Grand Place was bombarded by the French in the 1700s, and the only surviving building was the Town Hall. The rest was constucted with the aid of guilds, and planned out well architecturally despite the difference in periods of building and architectural styles. So, most of the buildings in Grand Place tend to be guildhouses.
More to come from Brussels, along with pictures from Antwerp, Bruges, Gent, Amsterdam, and Leuven!