Thursday, August 18, 2011

I've been set loose in Brussels...

... and I love it!




















The capital of Belgium (and the European Union) is really a beautiful city, completely underrated if you ask me. I've stayed here before two years ago and thought it was nice, but this time around it's like 'wow' all over. I don't know if it's the new neighborhood or the fact that I'm here to stay (for at least three years, OMG) but it's absolutely gorgeous. Green, ever-moving, young, diverse and hip.

And these were taken just on a walk around the neighborhood. The city bustles with old buildings (in excellent state) and modern buildings and just generally sights to be seen.
























It also just so happened that the Royal Palace was exceptionally open to the public on a Monday (it's open to the public all summer, except Mondays). It's a beautiful place, sober on the outside and as luxurious as it gets on the inside. We're talking dozens of crystal chandeliers and gold on the walls/ceilings, not to mention Belgian millinery and other things like a gorgeous harp.







I can't wait to explore the fashion side of the city, I've already seen a lot of fashionable people - I just have to get up the nerve to ask them if I can take their picture (in French!) and I'm good to go. How about you, friends? Do you dare ask stylish people if you can photograph them? Are you into streetstyle?

20 comments:

  1. Thank you for your lovely comment and for following me!! <3
    Great pictures!! I have been in Brussel 2 years ago too :))

    Desislava
    http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS those chandeliers are so beautiful love the great pictures. thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.
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  3. hey tnx for your comment. LOVE ur blog. its very nice. Wanna follow each other?
    kisses
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  4. Love your blog!

    Follow me if you like my blog and I'll follow you back. :)
    zizi
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  5. the architecture is stunning! thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Beautiful! When you work up the courage, I can't wait to see some street style!

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  7. wow Brussels is an amazing city! :)

    http://anasworldoffashion.blogspot.com

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    kisses

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  10. Hi))
    Nice blog)♥
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  11. beautiful city. i want to go!
    i'm far too shy to ask strangers for street style pics, i'm afraid. any street style images on my blog have been of friends.
    nice blog you have!

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  12. oh wow- your photos are gorgeous. I really want to visit there now! The chandellier or the first picture are my favorite. I'm a new follower!
    Meri
    http://merigoesround.com

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  13. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures! I'll be zipping off for my vacation soon and this post of yours makes me wish I could take off even sooner! ;) I'm a little shy when it comes to approaching strangers for pictures but if they look friendly enough, I might! :P

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  14. It looks great! Never been to Brussels, while I don't live that far away (Netherlands)
    x

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  15. nice photos!
    i've been to Brussels this Spring, it's such a beautiful city

    xxx
    Daria

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  16. Awesome pictures! I am looking forward to see pics of people there. I think I would be able to ask them, if I only spoke French:-) Following you back:-)
    hugs,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great photos!!

    http://thethousandandonemises.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love Brussels too :)
    Enjoy your stay here!! And great blog you have.
    xx
    Carlota's little blog

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