photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Carinoza | all galleries >> TRAVELOGUE >> Europe 2005 > Brussels.90.JPG
previous | next


Grand/Market Place, Brussels, Belgium

"La Maison du Roi" (dates back to the 13th century).

This house was used as a store by the bankers. In the centuries to come this much altered and damaged building became a temporary
State jailhouse, a tax office or Ducal House by the Duke of Brabant, and a Public House after the French invasion.

The foreign governors, exercising certain royal functions there, wrongly called it the "House of the King"
despite the fact that no King lived there. It is still popularly known by that name today.

For more in this series, please go to

other sizes: small medium large auto
previous | next
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment