Friday, December 22, 2017

LUNAR CORONA FROM BRUSSELS Taken by Miguel Claro on November 27, 2017 @ Grand Place, Brussels

This cityscape shows a colourful lunar corona at the left side of the Town Hall in the city of Brussels, capital of European Union (EU). The lunar corona is formed while bright moonlight is diffracted by water droplets in thin clouds, drifting in front of the lunar disk. The beautiful building in the foreground is the Town Hall of the City of Brussels, a Gothic building from the Middle Ages – between 1401 and 1455 – and made the Grand Place the seat of municipal power. The major tower have 96 metres (315 ft) high, and is capped by a 4-metre (12 ft) statue of Saint Michael slaying a demon. It is located on the famous Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, and is the only remaining medieval building of the Grand Place and is considered a masterpiece of civil Gothic architecture and more particularly of Brabantine Gothic. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand-Place testifies in particular to the success of Brussels, mercantile city of northern Europe that, at the height of its prosperity, rose from the terrible bombardment inflicted by the troops of Louis XIV in 1695. Destroyed in three days, this gothic building has survived.

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