Stock photography in Brussels

Fbc.jpgShooting more stock images, this time in the Belgian capital, Brussels. There in the heart of the city I discovered the amazing Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, the main Luxury Shopping Mall of Brussels. It caters to mostly tourists as the prices here are quite high, you could easily spend a month's salary on a fountain pen or a lottery win on a painting in one of the exclusive galleries. It would give Galleries Lafayette of Paris and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan a 'run for its money' any day. It was designed and built by Belgian Architect Jean-Pierre in 1847. He cleared a warren of alleyways to create the beautiful arched glass-covered, street-like courtyard over the elegant glazed shopfronts. Still there are some things you can buy here without taking out a bank loan. The chocolate shops, or "pralines" shops to give them their proper title (where I took this picture), are shelf-high with the most delicious treats imaginable and best of all, you don't have to be an oligarch. No wonder somebody wrote: 'Happiness is German engineering, Italian cooking, and Belgian chocolate'.

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