Belgium – (10) – Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower (Brussels)

Just beyond a statue of an Ocean God, I presume this is probably Neptune, depicted here in his classical Greek style, surrounded by a dried-out fountain with currently-not-very-slippery copper or bronze mermaids… just beyond this lies a Chinese Pavilion…

Mermaid Fountain with statue of Neptune, with the ‘Chinese Pavilion’ on edge of (gated/closed) Royal Palace Gardens, Brussels, Belgium.    Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2012

And right next to it, an Asian Arts Museum downstairs inside a ‘Japanese Tower’ can be accessed through a tunnel.  The entrance to this tunnel is on the side of the Chinese Pavilion.  Both Buildings are of epic design.   I’ve superimposed the nearby signs onto this image, taken from the gardens around the Chinese Pavilion, from where the Japanese Tower can also be seen:

Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower, Brussels, Belgium (Sept 2012), with descriptions added.
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2012

Backside of the Chinese Pavilion
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2012

Fine detailing.  Shown here is a part of the roof on the front side of the Chinese Pavilion, Brussels, Belgium.
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2012

Posters seen at the entrance inside the Chinese Pavilion, which is right by the entrance to the Japanese Tower.
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2012

The Japanese Tower and neary buildings with impressive woodwrk, behind fence, as seen from the street.
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2012

You have to do a little acrobatics to climb the fence and get a photo that shows at least a glimpse of the tower’s ajoining structures and garden.  The surroundings are only open to the public when the royal families open up their royal gardens.  (not the day i happened to be there).
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2012

Another photo of the majestic Japanese Tower, Laeken (North-West Brussels, not far from the Atomium), Brussels, Belgium.
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2012

Belgium…  Fascinating place full of hidden gems.  I’ll be back…  ;-)

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