Last month, I was at Brussels doing some work for the European Commission. I had never been there before, so it was a bit of a shame that there was very little time to take a look at the city. Here are a couple of snapshots from my quick explorations anyway. Apologies for the picture quality, I only had my old compact digital camera and cellphone with me.
Ironically, the EC building where I worked was one of the nicest things. Not a bad lobby, eh?
On the other side of the park the sight was beyond sad and downright filthy. It might’ve been an aftermath of a big event, but I did not expect to find quite this:
That, however, was foreshadowing what I witnessed right in the downtown shopping district also. Look ahead and you see a vibrant shopping street. Look left and there’s a desolate strip of road with everything closed and not a soul in sight. Strange.
You can find photos from this example and more photos from Brussels at the Brussels-album.