Belle Epoque Hotel
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Ostend, Belguim was a quick 2 night stopover on our way to Amsterdam.
It had a huge beach and a large esplanade with some cool orange art features.
It was empty of people and would be one of those places that come alive in summer.
We did a day trip to the nearby gorgeous city of Bruges.
This is a cool city centred around a couple of big plazas, lots of canals and pretty photo
... who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown.
YPRES CLOTH HALL
Cloth hall & Cathedral St. Martin's Cathedral This photograph of the reconstructed St. Martin's cathedral was taken looking at the south fašade from the market square in 1930. In the foreground of the photo the ruins at ground level of the east wing of the Cloth Hall can be seen. This long-distance view of the cathedral from the square was eventually blocked ...
This morning we drove to Bruges. It is really cool being here because it is a Medieval town. Actually, Bruges is one of the oldest Medieval towns. In the fourteenth century it was one of the wealthiest towns in Europe. The buildings are all really, really old and it is easy to see the town as it was back then. It even smells like it would have back then without bathrooms, every so often (more often than ...
... We had four taxis, 6 in each. They were really nice, spacious vans, and ours accommodated Phil’s rollator (he has Parkinson’s) and then an old geezer and I, with our canes, sat in the first row of seats. It worked out well.
It was about a 30 minute drive, and unlike the buses that would drop you off a long walk from the city center, the taxis were able to drop us off and pick us up right on the Markt (sic) ...
Just to get something clear right off the bat – I have spent plenty of time laughing at people who travel around searching out impossible-to-recreate scenes from their favourite movies, intensely dull locations once discussed in a very fictional novel, pretentious cafes where famous authors once got drunk enough to dine and dash, short supervised visits with unpleasant dogs that once starred opposite Owen Wilson or, most likely, guided tours to tiny round cottages where ...