A small trip to Leuven Near Brussels.
Leuven is a wonderful city with beautiful Old town hall situated on the main market.
Statues in canopied niches are distributed all over the building. The corbels supporting the statues are carved with Biblical scenes in high relief. While the niches and corbels are original with the building, the 236 statues themselves are relatively recent, dating from after 1850. Those of the first floor represent personages of importance in the local history of the city; those of the second, patron saints and symbolic figures; those of the third, the Counts of Leuven and Dukes of Brabant from various ages.
Its breathtaking. When you are standing there you feel extreme small
Leuven is a university city
40.000 students. You know how that looks like? well
riding on a bicycle , walking around from this college to that one. Its like ants.
And for the students they have ( haha) a place loaded with cafes and restaurants
The Grand Béguinage of Leuven, or in Dutch Groot Begijnhof van Leuven is a well preserved and completely restored historical quarter containing a dozen of streets in the south of downtown Leuven. About 3 hectares (7.5 acres) in size, with some 300 apartments in almost 100 houses, it is one of the largest still existing beguinages in the Low Countries. The béguinage stretches on both sides of the river Dijle, which splits into two canals inside the béguinage, thus forming an island. Three bridges connect the parts of the beguinage. The complete béguinage is owned by the University of Leuven and used as a campus, especially for housing students and academic guests
Wonderful Dijle as a ribbon between the houses.
Leuven a city worth while visiting.