The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
This is one beautiful cathedral, and I am very happy to have found it on my recent trip to Brussels. I passed through Brussels last year and despite shooting quite a bit of the town, I never actually saw this cathedral (or knew about it, honestly). I'm not sure how I missed it, but am glad that I corrected it when I was there a couple of weeks back.
It sits just a short stroll from Grand Place, which is the historic town square in Brussels and which was the subject of my photo 2 days ago here on the blog. I did a Google search and found this one, and then Google Maps let me know it was just a short walk from my hotel. Perfect!
I arrived late in the afternoon, because I checked for their closing time on the web. That's something I always do - try and plan your visit for shortly before closing time. There are usually much smaller crowds then.
But of course in this photo, you couldn't see anyone anyways since I was looking up. I love shooting architecture, and especially in European churches, and this one was just stunning. Be sure and visit when in Brussels, and remember it's close to Grand Place!