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... Mary Mom), was unavailable to be seen since her wing was under renovation; however, we enjoyed sitting town and gazing at the architecture of the quite, solemn, beautiful place. After a quick waffle snack, we hit a old medieval hospital which displayed some hardcore old school surgical tools and beds (slabs of rock). Luckily, the patience had art to cheer them up and since Bruges was once a economic powerhouse, it had some of the greatest artists of the ...
... landed over Holland and he was captured by the Nazis... and spent the remainder of WW2 as a POW.
In his first letter home (written October 10, 1942 to his mother) from the Dulag-Luft POW camp:
" we got lost last Saturday (October 3, 1942) and after flying through heavy overcast for about an hour, finally decided to see if we could pick up any landmarks down below. The fog had lifted off the water after we sweated ...
... for hundreds of million of dollars, more than any other paintings in existence, by a man who could not always feed himself during his life, but still slapped on the oils as thickly as he thought necessary. This always gives me a kick. Each thick stroke to me is a proud salute to art and creative expression, and a two fingered salute to poverty.
"There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." Van Gogh
They say ...
After an early wake up call and breakfast on board we are transferred by coach to the centre of Brugge around 9.30 am.
A full day in the centre of Brugge, but with temperatures close to zero and snow predicted the day before it could be a cold few hours. So a long lunch in a restaurant predicted.
Returning by coach at 5pm to the ferry and an evening meal and another night on board.
... of the popular places in Belgium and still maintains its history with a preservation order for the old town. The lace shops are beautiful and there is a Belgium chocolate shop on every cobblestone street.
A photo opportunity on every corner. Cobblestone streets, canals, shops, churches, museums, it's all here. Yesterday afternoon we walked the streets, a little crowded and very cold, no rain but only 3 degrees. Visited a Picasso gallery and ...