Art in Bruxelles

Today we walked over to the Upper Town in order to visit the "Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts" to look at the Magrittes. We were rather impressed by the Social Realists and came across a couple of pictures by Laermans, which were a bit of a find. The museum is located in one of the palaces that the historic, dynastic rulers no longer require. After this, we walked up to the park. This is not in the best of states in the middle of winter, but the views across the lower town are pretty impressive, although I wasn't able to get a decent picture, even today's digital cameras aren't good enough to capture that sort of horizon. (Or at least mine isn't). The whole area is very impressive, Royal Families have always been able to get hold of, if not good then at least grandiose architects. I think that the style is rather understated, however, the scale is not.

 

Royal Palace, Brussels

 

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