Our last day in Brussels so we used the hop-on hop-off bus to get a larger overview of Brussels, seeing sights not easy to reach on foot. Unlike Ghent and Bruges, Brussels doesn't have a large canal or river network, therefore roads can be the best way to get around.
Before catching the hop-on hop-off bus we went through Grand Place city square which was already becoming busy with tours and other tourists. One of the attractions was the horse drawn carriage which if you look closely you can see how they keep horse waste from cluttering up the street. But of course someone has to empty that big horse diaper draped behind the horse. All in all it seems like a fairly simple way to deal with an unpleasant aspect of horse drawn carriages.
On the way to the Hop-on Hop-off bus stop we saw this statue of Don Quixote.
The only place where we got off the bus was at the Atomium exhibit, a giant stainless steel structure that resembles an atom. Inside are numerous stairways and escalators as well as some beautiful views from high up. You can see many more pictures of the Atomium and from the Atomium in the Brussels Day 3 photo album.
Once again we ate dinner at a restaurant near the Grand Place city square. It is surrounded by a number of very good restaurants.