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Flight from JFK uneventful but got separated from group in Brussels airport. I looked for them, they looked for me and all fine!
Walked for quick tour of Antwerp including wooden escalator circa 1932 to pedestrian tunnel under river. ...
... advertisements all over town for a Lego exhibition, Art of the Brick, which has travelled the world. The artist, Nathan Sawaya, makes large-scale sculptures using only Lego blocks. It was such a good spur of the moment decision to buy an admission. The artworks were intricate and interesting and fun. He had also recreated famous artworks with Lego!
We headed to the UGC movie cinema to watch the second instalment of the Hunger Games. The cinema room ...
... to favour in New Zealand but almost retro – albeit new retro. The city is geared for the bicycle [pun unintended], being very flat. They have cycle lanes on virtually every road and abundant bicycle stands throughout the city. The city has a scheme where you can pick up a city bike from set points and you can use it for set periods of time. Up to 30 minutes it is free, after that you start to pay but at a very ...
... palace and adjoining nobles’ houses, underneath the
Palace Royale. The original building
foundations go back the 12th century, with cellars, walls, pathways
and windows, clearly showing a past life now underground. We then, in our last Gothic Cathedral (built
in the 13th Century over a 300 year period) visit on the way back to
our hotel, got to go into the crypt, with brickworks, walls and foundations
dating back to ...
... fried sausage with sauce and onions). I walked into a few second hand book stores with the intention of finding George Orwell's, Animal Farm, but no luck was had in that department. I think I was mainly in the kind of medieval part of Antwerp, which was really cool, especially when I spotted the Steen; a small castle like fortress that stood on the river with an awesome landscape view of what lay beyond Antwerp. ...