Sunday, December 9, 2012

First part of our vacation - The Christmas season (and the very cold winter!) in Belgium

Our six-week vacation started with a trip to Belgium.  

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Leuven, Belgium
Our daughter at play in a beautiful park

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Leuven, Belgium

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At play in a beautiful park in Leuven, Belgium
I loved the play structures made of natural materials

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Leuven, Belgium

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Leuven, Belgium

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Leuven, Belgium - the impressive Town Hall

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Leuven, Belgium - the downtown

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Leuven, Belgium - the downtown

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At play, once again - sliding down on a huge inflatable purple slide in downtown Leuven, Belgium

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Leuven, Belgium
Walking the historical streets of the Groot Begijnhof van Leuven / the Grand Beguinage of Leuven

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Leuven, Belgium
Walking the historical streets of the Groot Begijnhof van Leuven / the Grand Beguinage of Leuven

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Leuven, Belgium
Walking the historical streets of the Groot Begijnhof van Leuven / the Grand Beguinage of Leuven

Brussels, Belgium
Creche in
Grand Place, the main square

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Brussels, Belgium
A great view of the Grand Place (the central square in Brussels) from the top of a very original, electronic, and at the same time controversial Christmas Tree (see photos below)

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Brussels, Belgium
View of the Grand Place, the central square

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Brussels, Belgium
View of the Grand Place

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Brussels, Belgium during the Winter Wonders and Christmas market

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Brussels, Belgium during the Winter Wonders and Christmas market

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Brussels, Belgium during the Winter Wonders and Christmas market

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Brussels, Belgium during the Winter Wonders and Christmas market

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Brussels, Belgium during the Winter Wonders and Christmas market

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Brussels, Belgium
The very original, electronic, abstract sculpture as a controversial Christmas Tree in the Grand Place

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Brussels, Belgium
The very original, electronic, abstract sculpture as a controversial Christmas Tree in the Grand Place

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Brussels, Belgium
The iconic Atomium building

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Brussels, Belgium
The iconic Atomium building

... It was so cold in Belgium, but in the end beautiful ... 

And in a few days we'll be heading for a very warm destination, Le Prince Maurice Resort in Mauritius.

(You can read my post from Mauritius here)

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