Remember when I made the Martha Stewart gingerbread village at Christmas? Little did I know that I was actually making things to come. This is pretty much how the central square in Brussels looks. Well......without the table, candles and cake stand. It's also a pretty good rendition of Bruges as it turns out, so the next few days are like a whiff of gingerbread and royal icing.This is how the "real" town square in Brussels looks......
The centre of Brussels is an amazing warren of streets with everything from chocolate to lace to take one's attention.
We dined on Moules et Frites and of course the prerequisite beer.
After lunch off to the Musical Intstrument Museum which holds one of the most interesting displays of musical instruments in the world. The building has a beautiful Art Nouveau facade, being the former Old England department store. Once inside, visitors don infrared-controlled headphones and as you stop in front of the instrument displayed, you hear the actual sound played. The music is usually in the traditional style for the instrument. Very novel, with a vast collection of instruments from all over the world. It's amazing how ingenious people are in creating this art form.
There are four floors displaying instruments in the museum. Everything from music boxes, to strings and keyboards. There is a rooftop restaurant with panoramic view of Brussels.