{travel inspiration: brussels, belgium}



. . . curiously, one place have never considered when making travel plans is brussels, and yet, {despite its cool, rainy days}, the age-old, utterly romantic and beautifully ornate architecture, climbing vines, intricate balconies and enchanting grey skies beckon . . .


{p.s.} more travel inspiration:
* boutique hotel, sweden
* madrid, spain
* paris, france
* new york, new york
* chateau la durantie, southwest france
* bella italia
* paris, london, italy, new york

{photography bypia jane bijkerk}

13 Notes
  • I’m from Barcelona but I live in Brussels since four years ago.Next month we’ll move to Barcelona, and one of the things I’ll miss from Brussels is this bohemian square. Have u stay in the Marché aux puces?People sell a lot of old and lovely furniture.
    Nice pictures!

  • I have always wanted to go to Belgium – and with your love for all things French, Roseline, I am surprised that you hadn’t yet thought of it! The language, the waffles, the architecture…

    Andrea x

  • Ohhh, I am going there over New Year’s! These pictures make it look like a dream. Do you know where that photo with the mini-tunnel is located?

  • I studied abroad there this summer and had an amazing time! It was a great base too- perfect location for weekend trips to other cities and countries. Absolutely stunning architecture-Make sure to check out the Horta Museum, the house of architect Victor Horta known for his Art Nouveau style. It was truly stunning! Definitely plan on making a day trip to Bruges! Best chocolate of my life!

    The only negatives I would have to say are 1. the locals tend not to be very friendly and 2. While it is an amazing city I wouldn’t plan on spending more than 5 days there (unless you are using Brussels as your base). You could pretty much experience it all in less than a week.

    Hope you get a chance to visit!

  • Looks like a very interesting place. I would love to visit there some time and take in their architecture.

  • Oh, I love Brussels so much. The best moment when I was there was listening to violinists play the Hungarian Dance on the street corner one night. Absolutely magical.

  • Ou, these are really beautiful.
    Makes me want to go!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  • Love! So beautiful.

    I’ve recently been blogging pics about my trip to Italy and one reader complained it has nothing to do with decorating your home. For me though, I find inspiration from everything abroad! I love looking at architecture and the atmosphere around me in foreign countries and taking that feel back home with me.

    Plus Italy is beyond gorgeous:

  • What beautiful pictures!! I had an old boyfriend who had lived there and loved it – evidently the food is amazing!

  • Hoping to catch a eurostar there in December and maybe spend 2 days in Antwerp along the way! Crossing my fingers, haven’t made the final bookings yet but I’m already looking forward to some mussels!

  • fxox said...

    Lovely photos Pia ( if you happen to be reading this) !

    They do seriously delicious pralines, that’s what I love about Brussels:-)

  • It looks stunning. Another place added to my bucket list! Have a great weekend. xo

  • I absolutely adore discovering new places and this looks like a place I would LOVE to explore!

    How incredibly charming…


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