Brussels, Belgium – Town Hall (HDR)

Brussels, Belgium - Town Hall HDR

NIKON D300, Nikon 12-24, HDR in Photomatix

Here is another photo of the Town Hall located at the Grande Place in Brussels, Belgium.   This is a close up with an extreme angle!   Standing next to this beautiful building its hard not to look upwards at the fantastic architecture.   After seeing this shot…I wondered about all the people on the facade…here is what I found on the web:  

After the destruction of Brussels in August 1695 by the French troops, only the tower and outside walls of the town hall had been saved.  Restoration works almost started immediately after the catastrophe.  In the 17th and 18th centuries the oringal decorative statues withered away or disappeared.  By 1840 a complete restoration was necessary.  It was then that the entire facade became decorated with a total of 203 little staues representing the Dukes and Duchesses of Brabant who ruled the dukedom between the year 580 and 1564.

I’d like to re-visit Brussels again one day.  The Grand Place is amazing!   Hope your day is as Grand!