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Houses at the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

Houses at the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

The Grand Place in Brussels is one of the most beautiful central squares in the whole of Europe and worldwide. It is a place that no tourist visiting the Belgian capital can miss. Not only does the square boast a spectacular Renaissance city hall, but also it is surrounded from all sides by stunning guildhalls. The square was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.

Most of the houses were built during the square’s reconstruction at the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century in the Baroque style.

The four houses that you see in this photo are located at the western side of the Grand Place. From the left, their names are: Le Cornet, La Louve, Le Sac and La Brouette. I took this photo a few years ago, before their renovation. I found the midday light rather unappealing, so I decided to convert this image to black and white.

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