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... later simply as "Het Steen" (the stone castle). The Dutch word "steen" means "stone", and is used for "fortress" or "palace", as in the "Gravensteen" in Ghent, Belgium. In 1890 Het Steen became the museum of archeology and in 1952 an annex was ...
... to turn it off. We landed late in Brussels, but getting through customs was easy. Even getting to the gate was easy, and boarding even easier. Not too many people on the plane yet, a few familiar faces, including the whiny child that was on the previous flight, but now we're in the same row. I'm on the other side of the plane, but that shrieking child is now in view. Now, I don't know much about kids, or parenting, but this kid clearly looks ...
... through the ‘living fasion – womens daily wear from 1750 to 1950’ exhibition by Jacoba de Jonge. It was a small exhibition with a large range of gorgeous oldenday clothing including beautiful big puffy dresses that people used to wear for doing the housework! It was very interesting and I loved all the clothes.
After the ...
... of famous people imbedded into the walls. The pictures don't do it justice. They've done a great job at saving its original look.
There were several students around. I'm not sure if they were on field trips or vacation. I'm sure my students would love to spend a day or two hanging out in Brussels for a field trip? I can just see the smiles on their faces....the nods...and the commotion. Guess we all have to move to Europe now ...
... shop and there were a few lace stores too So we went into at least 4 or 5 chocolate shops, and picked up some treats to consume over the next day or so (in the end they only lasted the evening). We found some absolutely delicious macaroons which come close to be giving the title as our favourite ones. Once we arrived back at the hotel, we retired for the night to prepare for the next day ahead.
We awoke after a good nights sleep to a ...