My husband, Ed, and I were in Brussels, Belgium, one May ’12 afternoon.
Walking through Place de l’Agora, we found the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, a glass-roofed arcade built in 1847 in the Italian Renaissance style. It is considered to be the oldest indoor shopping mall in Europe and certainly set the tone for all other similar arcades. This building is probably 300 feet in length, and its glass ceiling gives a solarium feel to the place.
About midway in the Galeries is an exit onto Rue des Bouchers, where a lot of the restaurants are located. Even though it... CONTINUE READING »