Roaming around the gorgeous Parc Royale, also known as Parc de Bruxelles and Brussels Park. Something that I truly love about European cities are there parks, some of them run for miles and own some of the most beautiful landscapes. Almost in every city we've been to here in Europe, we always find ourselves walking through a park, they are just too amazing to avoid.
While in the park we let out little monster (as we call him) Barney Stinson run wild, and as you can see, he really enjoyed his free range roaming.
Upon running into this vintage looking iron cast bandstand, I almost sprint to it because it was just so pretty, it reminded me of one of my favorite rides...carousels. So naturally I had to take photos of it, because it had to be photographed with me in it of course.
We ran into another Christmas Market, this one was a bit smaller but still with lots of charm close to the Galeries Royales St. Hubert.
Galeries Royales St. Hubert is the first passage shopping mall in the world and the predecessor to the shopping malls we know today, pretty cool huh? the architecture of the mall is marvelous, grand and royal and during the holiday season it is dressed with enchanting decor. It has a few chocolate stores, and is a must on Belgium Chocolate tours, so you mustn't miss it. It also has a few cafes you can unwind in after a few hours of walking, we had a late breakfast at one of their cafes, Le Pain Quotidien, famous for their fresh bread,
This was the day we had to return to the hotel, as snow began to fall. Although it cut our touring session short, it made for a magical experience in our hotel, more so because we had a terrace balcony with nice views of the city. I, of course was so giddy, this was officially my first time seeing snow fall that much in which settled on the ground. Funny that I do not like cold weather too much but I do love to watch snow fall, I find it so soothing and breathtaking.
Barney also seemed to enjoy the snow, as I caught him glancing for long periods of time out through the windows.