Photos from Brussels

June 10, 2007

We spent Friday afternoon in the city of Brussels (Bruxelles), capital of Belgium and of Europe. There we met with a diplomat from the European Commission at their swanky headquarters; noshed on small sandwiches, juice and champagne with a deputy mayor at a former palace; and were treated to a wonderful meal courtesy of a local Catholic priest and lumber-yard owner. In other words it was interesting being there (most of the time), but not so exciting to try to write about. So I'll just share some photos instead.

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Me at the European Commission (bureaucratic arm of the EU).

Brussels City Hall, whose exterior is over 550 years old. It also served as a Ducal palace for several centuries.

A tapestry from a room leading out to a balcony, upon which the princes / dukes used to speak to the assembled masses below.

Me lounging in an Enlightenment-era red velvet covered chair.

The Grand Place from afore-mentioned balcony.

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Looks like you're having a good time!