Weekend in Belgium - Brussels Stroll

Hot dog!  I forgot how much I like Belgium.  Chocolate and beer...  What more does a place need to lure us in?  We spent the weekend in and around Brussels earlier this fall.
We started with a walk from the train station to our hotel.  We passed a park and palace in the middle of town.
I liked this sign: Friendly Night-Shop.  Alas, it was daytime when we passed so I'm not sure what they have on offer.
We soon arrived at the Hotel Manos Stephanie, our home for the weekend.  After quickly dropping off our bags, we were on our way again.
Brussels is a beautiful city, but they do have a graffiti problem as evidenced by these post boxes.
We stopped to admire this monolithic sculpture in the middle of a divided road.
We particularly liked Brussels' rich architecture.
We were enticed by the pastries on offer at a little patisserie in the Ixelles neighborhood.
We bought a few treats and went across the street to a small triangular park to sample the goodies.
I particularly liked this gooseberry tart.  So delicious!
We continued our walk from Ixelles to Place Flagey.
It was still early and a lot of shops weren't open yet so we got a glimpse of the street art on the protective metals doors of various shops.
The window of this tailor's shop was framed by a giant zipper! 
We passed a pet store featuring oodles of bunny rabbits.
A black and white whale graced a nearby wall.
We soon arrived at Place Flagey.
There is a weekend market in the square with a huge variety of foods and goods on offer.
The square was just beautiful in the sun.
We passed the popular Frit Flagey but decided to save our appetite for later.  It was hard to do because the fries looked so tempting!
We walked passed a Barbie perched on a menu board.
We finished our morning stroll by watching the ducks and geese preen themselves along the Flagey Lakes -- an amazing oasis within the city limits.

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