|Military presence at EU headquarters|
Outbound to Leuven Belgium, Day 8 of 24, September 5, 2018
By: Helen F
FF Leuven hosts show us around Brussels, the capital of Belgium and HQ of European Union…
We took the train into Brussels for a full day of sightseeing. At the Robert Schuman Plaza our guide Chris brought us to the first of many buildings that house the offices and functions of the European Union. These include the European Commission, the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council, the International Press Center at the old Residence Palace, and others.
|Our guide, Chris, with a section of the Berlin Wall|
The home of the Belgian Parliament is near the royal palace.
|Formal gardens leading to old town|
|Ornate buildings in main square|
Our lunch of soup, meatballs, fries, and a waffle dessert was at a restaurant on the lower plaza. Greta led us to see the Manneken Pis, the famous statue of Brussels, and later to find the girl counterpart.
We had two hours of free time, during which some of us returned to the galleria of high-end stores to browse and buy chocolate.
|Waiting for the downpour to stop|