Brussels was part of what I consider my first solo trip – I trip through Belgium, finishing in its capital. To be quite honest, I didn’t know what to expect of the city back then. Every time I thought about Brussels, I thought about all the European Union organisations – it was the only thing that came to my mind, especially as I had applied to multiple internships there, in desperation to find any job abroad. Back then though, when they actually called me to interview for the internship, I had just started one in London… and well, Brussels never happened. Which is all right. Especially at the time, London was really where I wanted to be anyway.
Brussels has many faces.
There is its serious, businesslike face. All suited up, to spend hours in windowless meeting rooms, disputing the great decisions that will eventually impact all of us.
Then there is its artistic side, with the Mont des Arts (basically Brussel’s Art Quarter) with great museums such as the dedicated to Magritte’s work. The architecture of the city is also so diverse, you can see so many of the movements through European History.
Then, there is the bohemian side – found in the streets full of pubs, the smell of beer and french fries. Oh and…waffles. There are also many alternative stores and art you can find on the streets.
There is also its green side – beautiful parks, where anyone can forget they are indeed in a city.
So, yeah – not sure who Brussels is or wants to be. But I guess, it wants to be all of it – there is no doubt it is inclusive and diverse, at least in this sense. And I tried to see all of it – and below are some of my favourite photos ft it.
Hope you enjoyed this little collection of pictures from Brussels 🙂