Travel Blogs from Ostende
... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...
... 400 others at the service tonight. A school played an orchestral item and a choir sang. There were 5 playing the bugle. Goosebump stuff! By this stage it was dark and we wondered if that might add to the "fun" of finding our way back to Brugge (a 50min drive). But if anything it was easier with less traffic. It's been a huge day and something I think we should all do at some stage if we get the opportunity. I'm going to bed thankful for even more things ...
... grown' ELT Mesens and Magritte. Messens was not only a musician and artist but a publicist for Dadaism and organised exhibitions in Paris and London where he became director of the London Gallery.
However, I have to admit that I still don't quite "get it" Art between the wars struggled to find a way of expressing its frustration and a new way forward but for me I kept asking the question"Why?" when looking at some really ...
... The farmhouse was built in 1658 and all the food was produced at the farm. There are not enough superlatives for Brugge, it's very picturesque, has genuine medieval buildings, canals, bridges, chocolate, lace and beer! Something for everyone. We did all the tourist things and walked our feet off taking many photo's of windmills, cranes, churches and bears. We climbed the belfry as in the movie, some 300+ steps and ...
Stayed there this and next night.
13th of June.
Got some breakfast in Lidl
– cheap German grocery store.
And went for a walk in the
beautiful Brugge. 14th of June.
In the morning I
visited 2 places which tourists like – a nun monastery, where in
the night only women can stay and after 22 the only guests can be