Getting Lost in Brussels

March 6, 2008

I had the pleasure of attending the Digital News Affairs conference in Brussels on March 3-4 I’ll write more about that soon. In my few moments of free time, I had a great time getting lost in the narrow streets of Brussels and getting acquaited with the capital of Europe.

dsc_0150_brusselssquarenight.jpgThe main square in Brussels

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In front of the EU Parliament

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The European Commission

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The Mannekin Pis, a tiny little statue has somehow has become a symbol of Brussels.

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Built for the world fair in 1958, the Atominium structure has rooms in giant spheres connected by escalators and stairways. The conference reception was held in the middle sphere.

atominium_frombelow.jpgThe Atominium from below

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The smells of belgian food–mussels, french fries, chocolate, etc.– filter through the narrow streets in the old city. you can’t walk through there without working up an appetite!

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palace_gardens.jpgThe Royal Palace

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