Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Belgium was a little further than most of our day trips from Baumholder, but when Nick found out it was only 3 hours away, he insisted we had to go. He was right, it was beautiful and we may have to go back at some point. First thing we did in Brussels was eat some waffles, yum! I reccomend the Liege waffle over the Brussels waffles (Brussels waffles are pretty much like the big waffles you get in the U.S., Liege waffles however are smaller and thicker and have a yummy caramelized middle).

I don’t know if this photo does it justice, but this square was absolutely gorgeous. Loved it so much. Brussels is so pretty, the architecture is it’s own thing.

Everyone was touching this statue, I have no idea why but I decided I had to do it.

Mannequin Pis, a statue of a little boy peeing, there are lot’s of silly stories as to why this statue was put up, whatever the truth is it’s a silly statue. While standing there we got to hear an old man sing a catchy little song about it, that still gets stuck in my head from time to time.

 It was a bit rainy and cold that day so jonah tucked his legs up in his stroller and snuggled in, he looks like ET in the basket…

 I love all the neat old churches in Europe, I really never get sick of them.

The Belgian palace.

Indoor shopping street, very neat and very expensive.

Belgian chocolate, need I say more? YUM!

 As we were on our way out of town Nick said we had to stop at “Atomium”, apparently it is Belgium’s “space needle”. It was originally built for the 1958 world fair, it is a huge model of a cell. You can go inside and there are escalators connecting each of the spheres. It was meant to be temporary but was so popular that it gained monument status and stayed. It’s huge, you can’t tell in this photo how big it is.

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