|Hotel room and view of the Stella Artois Brewery from the window of our hotel room|
|Krua Thai restaurant where we had our dinner|
The next day after my spouse went for work, I was left to explore Leuven on my own. I walked to the main market square again and took photos of the town.
|Left: Town Hall Right: Saint Peter's Church|
|Groot Begijnhof van Leuven|
|De Bakkers (The Bakers)|
|Dit Beeld Werd Geschonken boor - In memory of those drafted into the crossbow corpse (always 60 men strong) who trained along this pathway, outside the inner wall|
|Paep Thoon - an organist/jester at the Holy Sacrament of St Peter’s church in the 15th century, who used to tell the truth through dark humour;|
|Fons Sapientiae (Fountain of Wisdom): a university student who pours wisdom into his head by reading a book.|
On the 3rd day, we checked out from the hotel early in the morning and my spouse left for work with all our baggage. I then took a train to the Brussels-Central railway station to do some sightseeing around Brussels. I've been to Brussels before in 1999 during a 2-week Europe package group tour but that was a short stopover so this time I bought a ticket at the Central station and got on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour around Brussels. I sat on the upper deck of the open-top bus.
|Hop on hop off sightseeing bus|
|Atomium - ticket counter and close up|
|Exhibition hall inside one of the steel spheres|
|Escalators or stairs inside the tubes connecting the center sphere to the other spheres|
|More escalators and stairs in the connecting tubes|
|Observation deck and view from the deck|
|I think this was where I ate my late lunch - the sign says "Poisson Viandes Fruit de Mer" (Fish, meat, seafood)|
Lesson learned: when sightseeing alone, must remember the time at all times.