View of Royal Palace of Brussels, Belgium (Stock Footage)

View of Royal Palace of Brussels, Belgium (Stock Footage)

great 4k uhd timelapse footage. daytime and night time, zoom in zoom out and stabile versions of time lapse footages are available. brussels french: bruxelles; dutch: brussel, officially the brussels-capital region french: région de bruxelles-capitale, dutch: brussels hoofdstedelijk gewest, is a region of belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the city of brussels which is the capital of belgium, the french community of belgium, and the flemish community. the region has a population of 1.2 million and a metropolitan area with a population of over 1.8 million, the largest in belgium. brussels has been a major centre for international politics and has become the polyglot home of numerous international organisations, politicians, diplomats and civil servants. brussels is the de facto capital or one of three capitals including luxembourg and strasbourg of the european union as it hosts a number of principal eu institutions. the secretariat of the benelux and the headquarters of the north atlantic treaty organization nato are also located in brussels. brussels is just a few kilometres north of the boundary between belgium’s language communities—french in the south, dutch in the north. historically a dutch-speaking city, it has seen a major shift to french since belgian independence in 1830. today, although the majority language is french, the city is officially bilingual. brussels belgium grand place city hall bruxelles europe landmark tourism square travel belgian building sky cityscape european union capital eu old skyline brussel view day gothic center people tourist sightseeing summer timelapse hyperlapse downtown urban historical medieval street panorama grote markt landscape cathedral dome castle panoramic destination business midtown attraction royal palace king palais architecture culture history famous garden classic benelux facade traditional centre official exterior tradition. all road signs, street names, and many advertisements and services are shown in both languages. brussels is increasingly becoming multilingual with increasing numbers of migrants, expatriates and minority groups speaking their own languages. the grand place or grote markt is the central square of brussels. it is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city’s town hall, and the breadhouse, maison du roi, broodhuis, building containing the museum of the city of brussels. the square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in brussels. it is a unesco world heritage site. the brussels city hall was built on the south side of the square in stages and made the grand place the seat of municipal power. it towers high, and is capped by a statue of saint michael slaying a demon or devil. to counter this symbol of municipal power, the city hall as symbol of ducal power. it was built on the site of the first cloth and bread markets, which were no longer in use, and it became known as the king’s house, middle dutch: s conincxhuys, although no king has ever lived there. it is currently known as the maison du roi king’s house in french, though in dutch it continues to be called the broodhuis breadhouse, after the market whose place it took. wealthy merchants and the increasingly powerful guilds of brussels built houses around the edge of the square. the royal palace of brussels dutch: koninklijk paleis van brussel, french: palais royal de bruxelles, german: königlicher palast von brüssel is the official palace of the king and queen of the belgians in the centre of the nation’s capital brussels. however it is not used as a royal residence, as the king and his family live in the royal palace of laeken on the outskirts of brussels. the website of the belgian monarchy describes the function of the palace as follows: “the palace is where his majesty the king exercises his prerogatives as head of state, grants audiences and deals with affairs of state. apart from the offices of the king and the queen, the royal palace houses the services of the grand marshal of the court, the king’s head of cabinet, the head of the king’s military household and the intendant of the king’s civil list. the palace also includes the state rooms where large receptions are held, as well as the apartments provided for foreign heads of state during official visits.” the palace is situated in front of brussels park. a long square called the paleizenplein/place des palais separates the palace from the park. the middle axis of the park marks both the middle peristyle of the palace and the middle of the facing building on the other side of the park, which is the palace of the nation the belgian federal parliament building. the two facing buildings are said to symbolize belgium’s system of government: a constitutional monarchy. please also check my

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