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Photograph of the week: Grand Place, Brussels

Sadly, Brussels has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, but hopefully the city can bounce back from terror just like other cites such as London and Madrid have done in the past. Pictured is one of the city’s main attractions – the main plaza in the heart of the Old Town, known as Grand Place, photographed at dusk with colourful lighting all around, reminding us of just what a vibrant and beautiful city Brussels is. Brussels Thank you to Shutterstock for permission to reproduce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. We have only passed through Brussels once, en route to Bruges. In the railway station, my wife’s purse was stolen from inside a zipped handbag which was inside a zipped travel bag! So we don’t really want to go there again…

  2. Such a travesty to happen to such a beautiful place … I love this photograph, the colours highlight all the architecture !! …

  3. What a fabulous photo of a beautiful, vibrant city
    Am so looking forward to revisiting Brussels later on this year

  4. Thank you for featuring this photo… It reminds us what a wonderful city Brussels is and it remains in our hearts.

  5. Beautiful picture love the colours against the Grand Palace, visiting Brussels is def on my bucket list of cities to visit.

  6. Looking at this in 2019 makes me ask what happened to Brussels in 2016? And then I remembered hearing about the attacks on the news. And now, in the pandemic era, it makes me sadder to think beautiful places like this around the world stand empty. Part of the experience of traveling and visiting touristy places is the happy vibe of the crowd. You know they are there to have fun and to enjoy the views. And it shows, It permeates the air and makes other people happy as well. This is a beautiful photo and hopefully people can enjoy this again soon.

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