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Bus to center of city, take 2 hour Walking tour of this very old city. Lots of spires everywhere. Went into St Baafs Cathedral to see Jan Van Eyck's 'Adoration of the Lamb' which is symbolic of Jesus' sacrifice . Windy and very cold today. Back on bus to ship. Had a wonderful lunch with the girls. Most of the passengers went on to see Bruge. We stayed to relax and ...
Had a lovely breakfast brought to us in our room. Taxi at 8:30am to train station for 9:00 train to Antwerp connection to Amsterdam. First class, had my birthday beer! Walked to meeting point, the Moevenpick Hotel. Our sweet Hilde and Tanja greeted me with birthday wishes and fresh beautiful tulips! How kind. ...
... small town with narrow cobblestone streets, churches and a market square. The difference in Brugges is that every third shop is a chocolate shop mixed with lace shops. There are 11 local beers - only tried one - Julius Beer. The town also has small canals which twist thru the town and there are canal cruses.
The difference between the Belgium people and the French is immediately oberious. In Amiens in ...
... know he'd been here. well, that's why I do the blogs, so we can sit and read them in later years and know what we did. hmmm, looks like we'd better start reading some already!!!
So, on to this trip! took the Eurostar which is always fun because I get a bit better than the standard tickets so we get food and good seats. usually a place to put our bags too. always good. we were supposed to get a train from Brussels to Brugge on the same ticket. ...
... to the Jean Van Eyk
statue that was in the background of a famous shot of the movie In
Bruges. We wanted to recreate the shot as suggested by some but it turns
out the bench they were sitting on in the picture was too close to the canal
edge in order to reproduce it. They must have had a film crew on a barge
to take the shot.
From the Van Eyk statue we
ventured to the Basilica of the Holy Blood. The basilica is best known as