Brussels In Photos

Belgium, you are definitely cool.  You’ve convinced us.

And we have some photographic proof from our stay in your beautiful capital city.

Enjoy our photos from Brussels!


The Royal Galleries 

Brussels The Royal Galleries


La Maison du Roi – The Grand Place

Brussels La Maison du Roi


A lazy afternoon in la Parque du Cinquantenaire

Brussels La Parque du Cinquantenaire


The Saturday market near Porte de Hal

Brussels Saturday Market


“Mannekin Pis” – it literally translates as “Little Man Pee”.  Many stories exist as to why this statue (created in 1619) exists, and most of them have to do with little boys saving the city by either peeing on a fire or of one sticking his “privates” into a appropriately sized hole to stop the city from flooding.

Mannekin Pis


The magnificent Palais de Justice

Brussels Palais de Justice


Rue de la Loi at night

Brussels Rue de la Loi


Street Art – near the Recyclart Galleries


An inner-city skatepark where the older kids would teach the younger ones how to skate


The Sunday market at Midi Station

Brussels Sunday Market


Maison des Brasseurs – The Grand Place

Brussels Maison des Brasseurs


A typical street scene


If you are interested in seeing more wonderful photos of Brussels be sure to check out the Beautiful Belgium Keepsake Photography book published by our friends at CheeseWeb.


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  • September 30 2011

    These are great photos, and I LOVE the street art one! Like, seriously. That’s a super cool shot.
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    • Pete
      October 1 2011

      Thanks so much. I love that shot too. I took a ton of street art shots and decided just to include my favorite.

  • September 30 2011

    Pete, great pictures! Seems you all had the exact same gray skies that plagued us all through August. Luckily now it seems we all get to enjoy some sun for a bit.

    Thank you for inspiring me and my photos!
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    • Pete
      October 1 2011

      Thanks Warren, yes it was dreary gray the whole time in Brussels, minus a couple moments where the sun peeked out. We are most definitely enjoying the sunshine now. Enjoy Brussels again 🙂 PS you should come up to Amsterdam for Mexican next week and we can finally meet!! 😉

  • September 30 2011

    Thanks so much for the shout-out guys! You have some great photos yourselves! Keep them coming!

    • Pete
      October 1 2011

      No problem Alison, we loved your photos of Belgium and hope that we can send some sales your way 🙂

  • September 30 2011

    Nice photos! I really like the one with the girl in front of the fountain. Scott loved Brussels and now I can see why!
    Christy @ Ordinary Traveler recently posted..Travel Shot: The Art of Labor

    • Pete
      October 1 2011

      Thanks Christy, that was a difficult shot as the skies were really crappy that day. But I’m pretty happy with the final result.

  • October 1 2011

    Love these! I can’t say I’ve read much about Brussels before, so your posts about it have been very welcome! It does indeed look like a pretty cool city!
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  • October 1 2011

    Picking up the pace and making it tougher on the rest of us to keep up. Great shots, damn it. What were your settings on the night shot?
    Michael Hodson recently posted..Fine Wines in the Middle East: Zumot Winery in Jordan

    • Pete
      October 1 2011

      Cheers Michael, I put a lot of time into these ones and am pretty happy with them.

      Settings on the night shot – F11 Shutter – 13 seconds ISO 100 Focal length 55mm

  • October 1 2011

    Love the pics. Didn’t make Brussels when I was in Belgium, but visited Bruges. Brussels definitely looks cool! Next time …
    Cathy Sweeney recently posted..War and Peace on Battle Road

    • October 4 2011

      Brussels is worth a stop! If nothing then for all the awesome restaurants. Lots of good food there!

  • October 1 2011

    Great photos guys! Particularly love the Mannekin Pis one. Looks like a really lovely city.
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    • October 4 2011

      Thanks Cherina! I still don’t understand the fuss over a peeing statue…but that’s just me 🙂

  • October 1 2011

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane! I love Belgium… although Brussels is my least favorite part… Ghent and Antwerp are the best… basically all of Flemish Belgium! haha

    • October 4 2011

      I wish we had made it to Antwerp as well!

  • A diverse collection! I’ve never Belgium, but it seems like a really great city.
    Stephanie – The Travel Chica recently posted..Goodbye Columbus: A Photo Essay

    • October 4 2011

      It’s definitely worth a stop. The Grand Plaza is beautiful as are little pockets of other places in the city.

  • October 2 2011

    These are beautiful pics, cant choose any one favorite!! All of them are eye catching with amazing details…
    Have a fabulous Sunday:)
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  • October 3 2011

    Brussels looks beautiful. Great shots of the architecture. 🙂

  • Emily in Chile
    October 3 2011

    Looks pretty cool to me!

  • October 3 2011

    Wonderful photos. You have really brought Belgium to life. I think it is high on my list of countries to visit in Europe, where before I might of skipped it.

    • October 4 2011

      Thanks Gene!! We can now send our bill to Belgium tourism – ha! 🙂

  • Deb
    October 4 2011

    Great captures guys. I love the street art photograph. Brussels is definitely a very pretty city.

  • flipnomad
    October 5 2011

    amazing pictures Pete… the “Little Man Pee”s stories got me laughing 🙂 … the street art pic is my fave 🙂

  • October 13 2011

    Amazing photos Pete! I called Brussels my home for 2 years and that city really surprised me! Particularly the comic drawings they have on the walls, did you spot any?

    • October 13 2011

      Can’t say we saw any? Although on our train ride from Amsterdam there yesterday, I did spot a Tintin thing on the top of one building!

  • October 14 2011

    We have yet to spend time here on our ever-expanding journey, but these images really make me want to go! I love the different sides to city life you bring into the post!
    GlobetrotterGirls recently posted..Polaroid of the week: The ‘L’ in Chicago, Illinois

    • October 14 2011

      Thanks ladies! It really is worth a stop! If only just for the awesome Belgian beer… 🙂

  • July 24 2012

    Beautiful pictures!

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