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Travel Blogs from Mechelen
... the restoration and cleaning of
these ancient tapestries. After that, back to the barge for lunch, then
ventured out to try and see 2 Rubens. The first church was closed, but the 2nd
one open, so we went in and was enthralled.
Have to pack tonight for my trip to Eindhoven tomorrow. But
I am coming back to the barge on the 6th June.
... be the devil. When she doesn't want to do something, or would rather do something else that she's being told to do, her only form of communication is whiny shrieking until she gets her way. They gave us drinks and sacks after takeoff and then an hour later they served dinner. This time, I had the vegetarian, and it was good, as in, there was some flavour. A chickpea thing with rice, yogurt, salad and a raisin cream thing dessert. I decided to ...
... of humour.
Brussels is a really interesting city, it is in the French part of Belgium so everyone speaks French, but all of the signs are in Dutch as well. I just started to get into the swing of speaking my grade 12 French before I left. Belgium also has a Flemish half where everyone speaks a dialect of Dutch, and there's no love lost between each side.
We toured "Chocolate Square" where all of the ...
... effect and lighting to focus on key figures – often Jesus. He organised his paintings on a diagonal and often used colour to frame subjects and sometimes played with light. He painted on a number of religious subjects and in this cathedral we saw Rubens paintings "The Raising of the Cross" and The Descent from the Cross”. Rubens is commemorated throughout Antwerp, along with his students/contemporaries, Antony Van Dyck and ...
... gentleman's agreement to look the other way. Apparently this is one of a handful of cities in Belgium with such an area.
Later in the week Bjorn picked me up after work for dinner and we ventured to Mechelin, another smaller city near Brussels. Fairly similar to Leuven, Mechelen charms visitors with the disctinctly old feel of dark, narrow cobblestone streets and a general lack of modern intervention. Bjorn took me through a ...