Sunday morning at 6 am (!) I went to Brussels to take pictures of the Christmas tree on the"Grand Place". It is the central market square surrounded by guild houses, and the city's spectacular Town Hall is there. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels. It has also been the place of my rendez-vous in my youth (very important !)
So this was already a big tackle. I went that early because I hoped nobody would be there at this early hour and I was right, besides a group of men who cleaned up the place and a few boozed people coming out of bars there were nobody but me. It was quite a strange feeling to be alone in the dark on this big square but nobody bothered me and here is the result of my early adventure.
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From 6 pm until midnight beams of lights in different colors illuminate the old houses together with soft music. It's very beautiful.
The entrance to the "Grand Place"
and these are the pictures I could make, unfortunately not better with my little camera
a Brussels' chocolate shop window
The casino of Brussels still busy, but nobody came out. I forgot to get in and win some millions.
and finally what I am preparing since a few days, the suitcases for our holidays in Egypt. Here is Pookie, very busy to help me.