Thursday, October 7, 2010

All that glitters...



Brussels' Maisson des Brasseurs, rebuilt(!) by the Brewers Guild in 1695 after much of the Grand Place was destroyed in an attack by the French. The statue of the horse and rider on the top was added in 1901 and represents Charles of Lorraine, a benefactor. Today the building is a museum and chronicles the history of the Belgian brewing industry.

The facade shone so even under such dark and overcast skies, I can only imagine how it must glitter in the sun.

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11 comments:

kaye said...

It's a beautiful building. Interesting history too.

Daryl said...

I've actually been there, seen this in person!!!!!!!!!!

Rajesh said...

Amazing architecture. The shine is very much evident.

EG Wow said...

That is one very impressive building!

Rob G said...

Such a stunning building. Love it.

Sylvia K said...

It is indeed a very stunning building! And such a great capture! Always love your photos, Robin! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

I am very impressed.

eden said...

What a beautiful building!Great capture. Love it.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm not sure that I have ever seen anything quite like that. Great photo.

Sandy said...

Another beautiful photo!

Vita Stunder said...

Amazing building and lovley capture, Robin!

Have a great weekend :)