Leopold Hotel Antwerp
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... point and were going to meet us at the next pub. We all met there, but I ventured off in a semi-drunk state to find food. Although we had pizza for dinner not that long ago, I was in dire need of something in my stomach.
I joined them after I ate for 'more beer'...or fanta. Because I am a lightweight and I wanted to wake up sober.
... to try to combat the blood diamond trade out of Africa. Something like 80% of the total world trade in legitimate diamonds passes through Antwerp and it is a trade that the Belgians jealously guard. We looked around for cast-offs and possible left behinds, but no such luck.
... but I twisted the bejeezus out of my left ankle on a cobblestone that was sticking up too far, so I went back to the hotel to rest for a bit.
The group met again at 12:30 to walk up to the Museum of Fine Art. Our guide Chantal showed us paintings from the Flemish primitives, as well as Brueghel, Bosch, Rubens, and David's "The Death of Marat." Turns out the original isn't in the Louvre but, of course, none of our Parisian tour guides ever mentioned ...
... all facets of design), and 14th century buildings butting up to 20th century buildings.
There are few tourists here which has been a nice change, although the mix of foreigners living here is amazing, and the locals certainly don't seem to happy about that (well not when they are paying taxes for handouts - cabbies always a great source of a cities gripes!). Every nationality you can imagine is here from the Dutch, to Germans, Serbians, ...
... the city and we found many interesting and beautiful things.
In the evening there was a contest on the Grand-Place where various marching orchestras perfomred. It was something nice to see, though we wouldn't have went to see it if we hadn't been on Grand-Place anyways.
After that we went to a bar for a drink and then back to the Hotel to spend a relaxed evening.