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... seating. It was like I was reliving college a little but hey who doesn't like to feel younger! I checked in and went up to my room. To my enjoyment I saw two bunk beds! Nothing like sharing a room with 3 strangers! The bathrooms were down the hall and the rooms were co-ed!!! Very Nice! Unfortunately, there were only Euro guys and Yoshi from Japan in my room but I did not plan on spending much time in my room. I was off to get a beer and I knew that ...
We walked down one of the smaller streets towards the canals as we wanted to go on a canal cruise. The street we picked just happened to be full of chocolate shops and souvenirs. There was all of a sudden people everywhere.
We found the canal cruise which was a little open top boat with bench seating around the edge. It lasted about 30 minutes and was such a nice way to see all the canals, churches and buildings.
After the cruise we ...
... By now the crew had got into a good routine of knowing more or less what to do as we eased off the mooring. The skipper asked us to keep a look out for smoke from funnels of any ferries tied up in the terminal. Although there was a wisp of smoke from one, there was no other movement. We also had to be alert for ferries coming into port.
We got out into the open water without any problems. Then it was time ...
... who commissioned most of the art, must have felt threatened by its economically thriving and capitalist neighbor, the Netherlands (which later turned Protestant). The museum also housed Flemish Baroque, Renaissance, and Modern art.
I had a few favorite paintings from the Groeninge Museum. There was one, a portrait, by an unknown artist in the 18th century of an upper-class man and his daughter. The man was dressed in full garb of the 1700’s and postured in ...
... existed since at least the 1st century CE, as history records it being raided by the Romans. It grew in size and importance and became a textile center in the 13-16th centuries, during which time the towering Cloth Hall was built.
And then World War I happened. Ieper stood directly in the path of the Schlieffen Plan, Germany's strategy for winning the war. Once this plan had failed, the city stood between the Germans ...
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