Before my wife and I left Pennsylvania for Brussels, we tracked the weather of that bilingual city with the intensity of a national meteorologist tracking a "storm of the century."
Like many of them, we miscalculated.We thought Spring was just days away, so we left our winter cloths home.
Unfortunately for that beautiful city, going forward, my first thoughts of her will always be "damn I'm cold," and "where's the umbrella?"
The circular structure in the middle of the photo below....
And something else that isn't right. Someone was walking a mop-like dog.
So, if the history and architecture and unbelievably impressive churches don't get your blood flowing,
the chocolate shops ON EVERY CORNER should.
Below is Pierre Marcolini..........
I mean to tell ya, they take their chocolate goodness seriously. I refrained from taking photos, until I got outside.
There are about 7 different legends concerning this little tinkling statue, I like to believe the one that states it is in honor of some troops that were fighting in 1142, and this 2 year old lord was put in a basket and the basket was hung from a tree to encourage the troops. When the enemy came under the basket, the 2 year old lord urinated on them.
So there you have it.