Winter Wonderland in Brussels – Part 3

I thought that the Brussels Park had been created in the 19th century, but Wikipedia proved me wrong:

The park was created between 1776 and 1783 on the site of the gardens of the former Coudenberg palace. The park was designed in a neoclassicist, geometric style by Gilles-Barnabé Guimard and Joachim Zinner. Its main entrance is on the north side, opposite the Belgian House of Parliament. An avenue leads to the main pond, from which three other avenues offer views of three important places in Brussels: the Palace of Justice, the Royal Palace and the Place du Trône (Troonplein). The park is surrounded by a double row of lime trees and a monumental fence designed by Tilman-François Suys. The park was most recently renovated between 2000 and 2002.

If you find yourself in Brussels one day, make sure that you visit the former Coudenberg palace. It’s located right next to the Royal Palace and although it’s less touristic, it is really worth a visit. It really gives you an idea what Brussels looked like centuries ago.

Anyway, while we ventured into the heart of the park, we finally saw more people, enjoying the winter sunshine and the beauty of nature. Every time Lars and I are here, no matter what season it is, it’s hard to realize that we are in the center of one of the busiest town of Belgium!

6 Comments

  • pedmar10 February 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    yes I wrote about it, but glad was there without the snow. The pictures look very nice ….lol!

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    • Ingrid D. February 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

      Reply
  • dotdos February 7, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Wonderful pictures 🙂

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    • Ingrid D. February 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Do you see a lot of snow in your country?

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  • kathryningrid February 11, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Loveliness galore.

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    • Ingrid D. February 11, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Strange how snow makes everything so beautiful!

      Reply

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