FrançaisEnglish








Brussels

European capital, Brussels was built in 979 by Charles of France. In 14th century, Brussels surrounds itself with ramparts. In 15th century, the city becomes a city of art and it is in this time when are built count of batiments, of which the famous city hall which decorates the Grande Place.

The Grande Place is the central square of Brussels. Registered on the heritage world of UNESCO since 1998, it is lined by the houses of corporations, the house of king and the city hall. Totally destroyed by the bombardment of the city in 1695, all the initially wooden houses were reconstructed stone.


The Grande Place
The Grande Place
(click on the photo to enlarge)

The Grande Place
The Grande Place
(click on the photo to enlarge)

In the center of the city, we can discover an immense trade path: the royal galleries Saint Hubert. Inaugurated in 1847, they were déssinées by the architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaar. A long time, they were galleries the longest, the highest, the most brilliant and best ornamented by the world. Separated in three parts, we find the Gallery of King (east of the street of the Butchers), the Gallery of the Queen (on the West of the street of the Butchers) and the Gallery of the Princes (connecting the Gallery of Kings with the street of the Dominicans)


The royal galleries Saint Hubert
The royal galleries Saint Hubert
(click on the photo to enlarge)

The royal galleries Saint Hubert
The royal galleries Saint Hubert
(click on the photo to enlarge)

Galleries establish an important shopping center, whether it is in galleries even, or in neighborhoods...


Near the Galleries
Near the Galleries
(click on the photo to enlarge)

In the Galleries
In the Galleries
(click on the photo to enlarge)

Adaptation of Manneken-Pis
Adaptation of Manneken-Pis
(click on the photo to enlarge))

In the royal district, is the Museum of Musical instruments. Sheltered since June, 2000 in a magnificent building of style Art nouveau, the museum collects very numerous ancient instruments.

Built in 1899, the ancient Old England store allies cast iron and wrought iron. Very wide plate glass windows give him this particular aspect.


The Museum of Musical Instruments
The Museum of Musical Instruments
(click on the photo to enlarge)

Details of the Old England
Details of the Old England
(click on the photo to enlarge)

Not far from the Museum is the Royal Place. Formerly place of the castle, the place was built further to a fire which ravaged totally the palace in 1731.  


Perspective towards the Royal Place
Perspective towards the Royal Place
(click on the photo to enlarge)

The visit ends here at the moment, can be next journeys will enrich this page in the future... 





The pictures of this site are protected by Copyright [© 1Monde2photos.com]. Any reproduction, partial or complete, is forbidden without agreement of the author.

Google
 
Classement de sites - Inscrivez le vtre!
vitamines les plus importantesSites Photographie