March 3, 2012

Grote Markt and St. Anton

It is such a shame that we only had one day to go around Brussels. But nevertheless, I am still grateful for the opportunity to be able to see Brussels, even for such a short time.

Our time in Brussels was mostly spent in Atomium and Mini-Europe. Only an hour and a half was allotted for the city. Well, we chose it that way because we did not want our son to be bored and cranky the whole day.

Atomium and Mini-Europe was fun for him. So he did not complain when we went to Grote Markt for a while before heading back to the train for Paris.

Grote Markt according to Wikipedia: The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by guildhalls, the city's Town Hall, and the Breadhouse. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels, along with the Atomium and Manneken Pis. It measures 68 by 110 metres (223 by 360 ft), and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here are some of our pictures at Grote Markt:

Brussels City Hall
This is the Brussels City Hall

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Brussels_3

Brussels_1
It was such a cold and gloomy day. I was already fully wrapped but I was still shivering. My son did not feel the cold.

I wonder how will I fare in a place with a snow like St Anton in Austria? Not that we're going there anytime soon. But it never hurts to dream.

skiing in st. anton
Skiing in St Anton! This looks fab. I am sure my son would love it here. I would probably have to wear 5 layers of clothing to survive the cold. LOL!

chalet st anton
Or I could just stay in chalet st anton and just drink hot chocolate inside while the boys ski or play with the snow. I could also just go to their sauna.

Yeah, I am day dreaming. But like I said, it never hurts to dream. One day, we will be able to visit Austria.