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Postcards from Belgium
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Legend has it that St. Gery, Bishop of Cambrai and Arras built a chapel on one of the islands in the swampy Senne River in AD 695. By 1100 Brussels had its first fortified wall. Under the Habsburgs, the town flourished, becoming capital of the Spanish Netherlands. In the nineteenth century it became the capital of newly independent Belgium. After WWII, Brussels developed unchecked, first becoming the headquarters of NATO and later EU. Bruges, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe,  escaping damage in both world wars to emerge as the most popular tourist destination in Belgium.
Brussels (Bruxelles) - The Market Place
Belgium, Brugge
Bruges, Belgium
Belgium, Bruges
Belgium, Brussels - Schuman Square (Building of the European Community)
Brussels, Belgium - The Sablon Church
Brussels, Belgium - Garden of the Petit Sablon
Brussels, Belgium - The arch of the "Palace du Cinquantenaire"
Brussels, Belgium - Chinese Pavilion
Brussels, Belgium - Japanese Tower
Bruges, Belgium
Belgium, Bruges
Belgium, Bruges
Belgium, Brussels - Atomium
Belgium Pictures
Belgium Map
Brussels, Dukes of Brabant Palace
Bruges - Belgian horse
Belgium, Bruges
Bruges, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium - Ibis Hotel
Brussels, Belgium - Exhibition Centre
Brussels, Belgium - Market Place
Bruges, Belgium
Belgium, Bruges - Market Square
Brussels, Belgium - Market Place (Flower carpet)
Bruges, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium - Palais du Cinquantenaire Gardens
Brussels, Belgium - Royal Residence of Laeken
Brussels, Belgium - The Palace of Justice
Brussels, Belgium - Dynasty Palace
Bruges, Belgium - City panorama
Bruges, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium - National Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Brussels, Belgium - The Royal Palace
Bruges, Belgium
Brussels, belgium - Market Place
Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
Bruges, Belgium
Bruges, Belgium
Bruges, Belgium
Bruges, Belgium