February 17-25 : Brussels, Belgium
This time, and perhaps from now on, you should be able to click on the pictures to see them a little bigger.
During this period I also went to Ostende / Oostende and Mons / Bergen.
Obviously, I need a digital camera with a flash, but anyway...this is a fusionish celtic group called Maubuissons who played at the Centro Galego de Bruselas on Friday the 19th.
I visited the Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, where I saw, among other things, the 'dinomated' critters you see in the top and bottom right pictures,and the skeleton of the prehistoric ocean dweller in the bottom left picture.  There was also an exhibit on the North and South Poles, a very interesting whale room (complete with 18 skeletons), and the skeletons of 29 iguanadons discovered in a Belgian coal mine in the late 1800s.

In Laeken (where the king really resides, though you can't see his residence), outside of the Brussels city center, stands the Atomium, the 335ft. (102m) nine-atom 'molecule' in steel and aluminum that was created for the 1958 World Fair and now houses some scientific exhibitions and offers a pretty nice view of Brussels from the top.
Well, well, well...look who left her mark at Brussels' answer to the Eiffel Tower.  Adrienne, I didn't know you'd become an international restauranteur.
Here's a closer view of the Atomium with a rather colorful late afternoon Brussels sky as the backdrop.

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