Brussels is one of Europe's best kept secrets. Starting today, you can now discover the riches of Brussels in a virtual 3D visit with Google Earth, announced Google.
"Several thousands of 3D buildings have been added to the city's map. Using Google Maps with Earth view or Earth's "3D Buildings" layer, you can now visit the city to experience its rich architectural history. See the KML tour in the Earth Gallery to take a virtual tour of the 3D landmarks for yourself," Google stated.
"The place to start is the Grand Place / Grote Market, Brussels' central square. Its 17th century landmark guild houses are richly decorated with sculptures, gables and gold patterns and are said to hold the secret formula of alchemy engraved in its facades. From there, you're only a virtual stones-throw away from the Royal Palace and its neo-classical Place Royale, which was built upon the ruins of Charles Quint's palace and housed the famous Order of the Golden Fleece's treasure."
Grand Place / Grote Market, Brussels' central square:
Royal Palace and its neo-classical Place Royale:
Watch the virtual video tour of the Brussel in 3D:
[Source: Lat Long blog]