Travel Guide: Brussels on the Cheap

On Monday I made some pictures for a feature story about visiting Brussels on the cheap. The assignment was fun as I got to travel all around the city looking for fun things to photograph. Here’s a copy of the story for anyone interested in coming to Brussels. And below are some of the images used in the story.

Workers tend to the gardens on the Mont des Arts near the Grand-Place in Brussels on Monday, July 13, 2009. The garden is just one of the many free or cheaper places that help visitors enjoy Brussels on a budget.

John Keywood of Birmingham, England, enjoys one of Belgium’s numerous beers after finishing a pot of mussels at a restaurant in the center of Brussels, Monday, July 13, 2009. Brussels is famous for its food and drink including Abbey beers, Belgian frites, waffles, fine chocolates and mussels.
Statues, which include artists, statesmen and scientists, line the steps in the park on the Place du Petit Sablon in central Brussels, Monday July 13, 2009. With more than 2,900 acres of parks, Brussels is considered one of the greener cities in Europe.
Marie-France Bourret of Paris, France, stops to smell the flowers in the park on the Place du Petit Sablon on Monday, July 13, 2009. The park in central Brussels is known for its numerous statues representing guilds and famous Belgians.
Visitors walk around the Grand-Place, a spectacular square in the historic center of Brussels on Monday, July 13, 2009. Known for its ornate architecture, the Grand-Place includes Brussels City Hall as well as former guild houses for skilled professions such as brewers, bakers and butchers.
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