What caught my eye while sightseeing in Brussels are the shop window displays! From fashion to toys to gift items, food, souvenirs – so colourful, innovative, often weird and foolish! I had a great time shooting almost nonstop because the shopkeepers didn’t care, they are probably used to shutter-crazed tourists like me!
These images are the goodies I brought from Brussels for your enjoyment. As to the food which Belgium is famous for, I shall delve on them on my next post. For now, let’s all enjoy window shopping!
Slim is beautiful…
It reminds me of those European period dresses but this one has the alternative tinge!
She’s wearing a painting but I love it!
Don’t throw your leftover fabrics, you can recycle them like Borsalino does!
A vintage shop with cool-looking mannequins!
Love the patchwork look!
Errr… looks like a typewriter bag!
Once again, Lush has succeeded in making soaps look like cakes!
No, it’s not the robot of Star Trek, it’s a rubbish bin by Vipp!
Perfect canine friend for the busy family – no maintenance!
My dream glass chandelier – not too big, not too small!
Brussels is the capital of Art Nouveau, and having one of these books will satisfy my Belle Epoque yearnings, I think..
Scary or cute?….both!
This long beaked face reminds me of those Venetian masks which we see in souvenir shops. Indeed it signifies the same thing – the Plague Doctor mask! In the 14th century, the black plague ravaged Europe killing nearly two-thirds of its population, so doctors had to protect themselves by wearing masks with long noses to avoid getting too close to the patients they are treating.
.Belgian houses may not look like these anymore but at least, you can choose to look at these souvenirs to remind you of old times gone by…
Pick your own chocolates, wow!
A perfect gift for myself!
For Gustav Klimt fanatics on a budget!
For cat lovers
Would grandma like this gift? Who knows?