Monday, May 21, 2012

Sara visited Brussels and brought us this present

Sara brought some beautiful pics from her visit to Brussels.
Here is her presentation.  Thanks, Sara!!!

This is what Sara told us about her visit to this beautiful and historic city:

1- Brussels is the capital of Belgium, which is situated between France, Netherland and Germany. Here is spoken French and Flemish. It has been a main centre for international politics since the end of the Second World War. Now Brussels is where the principal EU institutions as well as the headquarters of the NATO are. It is also a multicultural place, where there are specially Spanish and Polish people.
2.- Brussels is specially famous because of its parks. The most beautiful and important park is the 50th  Anniversary Park. It was built in 1880 to commemorate the  50 anniversary of Belgium Independence
3- The Atomium is a very representative monument of Brussels and also of the country. It was originally built for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels world 's fair, representing the iron crystal molecule. 
-Another famous place is The Grand Place which is decorated in summer with a lot of flowers in the ground as a carpet
4.- The Royal Palace is a wonderful place with a lot of gardens. It's the official palace of the king of the Belgiums in the centre of the nation's capital, however it is not used as a royal residence, now it  is used for offices and receptions destinated to royal activities
5. The typical houses of Brussels are called ' maisons de maître', which are high narrow houses that count with a back yard, you can see a lot of these houses in the city, as well as high new buildings.
6. Brussels is famous for its chocolate and for the beer, There is a great variety of beers in the country, and you can find a lot of bars just for the beer, that are always frequented by tourists .
There are other typical meals from here,  waffles for example. And people frequently eat a cardboard cartridge with chips and different sauces, called 'frites belgues'.
7. One day I went to Bruges, the capital of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish region of Belgium. 
Bruges is a wonderful place, is like a fairytale village. It is famous for its canals, it is sometimes  referred  to 'The Venice of the North' because of its canals.
7.  The last day I went to Paris, I loved that city, it is incredible!
.Brussels is one of the most beautiful places I have visited, and I'd love to repeat my experience.  I  would also recommend you to visit it too!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sara, very nice pictures indeed. I can see that you had good time. Next time stay with us I arrange a discount for you ;)