|The Thalys at Brussels Midi station|
From the splendour of the Great Market we walked on to visit "Mannekin Pis", one of the the symbols of Brussels. This little statue is less than a metre tall and has his own wardrobe of about 800 costumes. On the day we saw him he was dressed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a Belgian institution whose name I failed to record.
|He also comes in a chocolate version.|
We may have been too big for the carousel, but not for the giant wheel. From the top we had a fine view of Brussels - but it was cold in the icy wind!
|The giant Christmas Tree in the centre of the square|
with the elaborate Town Hall in the background.