La Maison du Roi - Brussels - Grand Place

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The Maison du Roi or King’s House is also known as the Breadhouse in Dutch. It stands in front of the Town Hall in Brussels Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Wiki In the 13th century the predecessor of the Bread House was a wooden building where bakers sold their bread in a covered market. Its Dutch name Broodhuis recalls this function. It was replaced in the 15th century by a stone building for the administration of the duke of Brabant. When the duchy fell to the Habsburgs, the Maison du Duc (Duke’s house) became the Maison du Roi (King’s house), the latter being the current French name of the building. Charles V rebuilt the building in a late Gothic style during his reign in the 16th century, similar to its appearance today. In 1873, the city entrusted architect Victor Jamaer to restore the battered structure in neo-gothic style.

Gear: Nikon D80, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED

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