Visit Brussels: Grand Place


VISIT BRUSSELS! Let's create lasting memories of your trip to Brussels, Belgium. This week I did two tourist photoshoot tours with Muberra. Here's the first photoshoot tour.

The Model

The model was Mubbie, who has the bubbliest, loviest personality and thus was perfect for this tourist shoot.

The Locations

The first tourist photoshoot tour of the #VisitBrussels tour is the Grand Place Tour, were we shot at the following locations: Grand Place/Grote Markt, Manneken Pis, Place de la Bourse/Beursplein and the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert/Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen.

The Grand Place/Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city's Town Hall, and the King's House or Breadhouse building containing the Museum of the City of Brussels. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels. It is also considered as one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.

Manneken Pis is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It is the best-known symbol of the people of Brussels. 

The Place de la Bourse/Beursplein, meaning "Stock Exchange Square", is a major square in Brussels, Belgium. 

The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert/Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen is a glazed shopping arcade in Brussels that preceded other famous 19th-century shopping arcades such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in St Petersburg. Like them it has twin regular faƧades with distant origins in Vasari's long narrow street-like courtyard of the Uffizi, Florence, with glazed arcaded shopfronts separated by pilasters and two upper floors, all in an Italianate Cinquecento style, under an arched glass-paned roof with a delicate cast-iron framework.

The Shoot

We met up at Brussels Central Station and walked to Grand Place/Grote Markt to start the shoot. This is were we spent to most time of the tour because there's a lot there. We moved on to Manneken Pis next, as well as stopped by a couple of waffle shops on the way. After an outfit change we headed to Place de la Bourse/Beursplein. This is also were I switched my 50mm I had been using to my 40mm lens to make sure the entire building was in the shot. Should have done that Grand Place/Grote Markt as well, but hey, you live and you learn right :) From there we went and shot at the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert/Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen which is the last stop of the tourist photoshoot tour.

My Gear

  • Canon 6D

  • 50mm 1.4 and 40mm 2.8

  • Lightroom + Photoshop for editing

Don't hesitate to book your own Brussels Grand-Place photoshoot tour by contacting me or click here to see another Brussels photoshoot tour