Ibis Lille Opera
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... interesting about the hands in this painting (pic 4). I think every person has at least one hand that is held the same way. The artist is apparently really into that particular hand gesture. And finally (pic 5) you have a scene which I think is supposed to depict when Mary washed Jesus’ feet. I just thought it was a bit different to have a couple of dogs there chewing on a bone.
One thing this museum had that I thought was really ...
... work emails. Now, it's time to hop in the shower and go out for a day of fun! I hear fireworks now too. Funny to hear that so early in the AM.
Today, I will have my camera and small video camera (smaller than 3 inches) with me to record life at the biggest flea market in the world. It is a 33 hour marathon of shopping. It goes until 3 PM tomorrow and runs all night. Monday morning I will take the train to Paris.
Goodbye for now! Wendy Sue
... they were doing there or lamenting not having chosen another university for their exchange year.
I also noticed that my few pictures are all pictures of roofs and bell towers and such, and after a while I figured it out: I didn't want to see the ugliness of the life at ground level, too many people, too many cars, not enough space, nothing pretty. Everything's grey, everything's sad, no-one smiles. To escape for a moment, I had to look up and look at the sky...
... from the ruins, despite Winston Churchill's initial proposal to keep it as a ruined memorial.
The rebuilt Ypres was thankfully spared of further damage during WWII!!
In Flanders Fields Museum
This great WWI museum utilises the latest technology with interactive displays and audiovisual presentations, plus the more traditional exhibits and was opened inside the Cloth Hall in 1998.
We were amazed ...
... a palace as well as the town hall and clock tower.
When we finally got to check into our hostel, we were relieved to be able to set down our back packs, they're starting to get heavy. We have a room to ourselves tonight, and a private shower; but not a toilet. We got settled and then set out to adventure. We stumbled upon a church which was open for viewings free of charge. It was spectacular. We ...