These are pictures of some of the buildings in the area of the Grand Place, the square in the middle of the historic part of Brussels. The very last photo is of a world famous statue that I am sure you will recognize.
The Guild Halls were an important part of Brussels society. Facing City Hall on the Grand Place, they are to be found to the left. Most contain small cafés, small shops, or a museum or two.
This is the "King's House" opposite the City Hall, but no king ever lived in the building. It's in the neo-Gothic style, built in 1875, and it houses the City Museum, containing costumes used to dress that famous little statue called the Manneken, maps and models of old Brussels, and a few old paintings and tapestries. You'll notice the stage in the left foreground. There was to be a musical concert that evening.
Just a different view of the Guild Halls.
These statutes are two of many found around the square. They were painted by local, well-known artists in Belgium.
I think this photo is of St. Catherine's Cathedral, just a few blocks from the Grande Place.
About three blocks from the Grande Place, you'll find this little statue, the Manneken-Pis. For some reason, it's become a popular tourist site, and people for around the world send in costumes to cover him up. You'll find the costumes in the the City Museum...crates of them.