Walking the streets of Brussels

I just love HDR photography.  Have I mentioned that before?  :)

I think this scene is a great example of why I love it so.  I was wandering in Brussels, Belgium and thought this street scene just looked so interesting.  I find all the little architectural elements fascinating, and the cobblestone street, and the signs, and the little chalkboards outside the restaurant advertising the meal of the day.

But the thing is, a camera taking a single frame just doesn't do it justice (see my Before & After below).  The single exposure looks flat and lifeless, whereas to my eye the HDR just pops with life and vibrancy.

Here's the Before & After comparison - let me know your thoughts!