Martin's Grand Hotel Waterloo
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... they have a huge hill (or hameau in local language) with 226 steps and rises to 41metres with a massive cast iron lion on the top (weighing in at around 28tonnes) which we (stupidly) climbed in the heat - needless to say we were in dire need of cold refreshment after our descent. They also have some interesting film footage depicting the battle and a small waxworks museum opposite. On the weekends during ...
... that I will be residing in for the next three months. In combination with the BELVUE, was the Coudenberg, the Former Palace of Brussels. It was mainly just the remains of the Palace underground, because the main Palace had burnt, and the remains had to be excavated. It was pretty creepy since there wasn't many people around, and these old ruins from the 12th and 13th Century, poorly lit kind of scared me. Overall, I'm glad I sucked it up and walked through ...
... s office and residence (like No. 10 Downing St), the King's Palace, lovely gardens and many statues and monuments. Some the buildings had gold decorations on them - not sure if it is real gold.
The view from the top of a hill was particularly picturesque.
We looked in a number of shops, including chocolate shops and tapestry shops - Veronica liked those. We saw the 'little boy' monument - a very famous one in Belgium - as the story goes, this little boy saved the city ...
... built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair.
The Atomium stands 102 meters (335 ft) tall and has nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.
Tubes connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the center. ...
... and meringue type biscuit followed by a wonderful meal prepared by Christine – local type steak with desert being Belgium cheesecake – yummy!! The Belgians certainly know how to eat.
JP then took us to our B&B at a nearby village called Plancenoit – near where Napoleon was based for the battle. Michele and Monique welcomed us very warmly, even though it about 10pm. Very nice room.
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