Sunday, September 13, 2009

Touring Brussels with Jackie of French Escapade

We spent our last full day in Belgium on our Watercolor Workshop organized and led by Jackie of French Escapade. The king was kind enough to extend his vacation making it possible for us to tour his Palace (above) I have never seen so much gold and so many crystal chandeliers in one building in all my life!

There are more Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels than any other city in the world. This one use to be a department store called "Old England" now it houses a fascinating Museum of Musical Instruments.

Jackie with her purchase from the famous Neuhouse Chocolate shop.

The Market Square in Brussels is the town hall and surrounding buildings, most built originally as guild halls. The buildings are magnificent, historically fascinating and the people watching is great.

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