Travel Blogs from Tielt
After dropping the bikes off and having a quick feed, we went and saw Luc Vanlaere . He is a famous musician who plays all of his own compositions on a variety of harps (orchestral, classical, meditation one, one with 240 strings he had crafted… and some others!). All hand made, no electronics or synthetic sounds. What a character! It was free entry, with donations welcomed. ...
... on how dilapidated the Belgian stations are. Our train ran behind time and girl from Lisbon started to worry about getting to the airport on time. We had left enough time to have coffee before boarding Eurostar for Ashford where Elizabeth was due to meet us. Eurostar sped towards the Chunnel. The loos at the station prepared us for British life with Queen overlooking the urinals and cubicles. On the Eurostar we were reminded of the famous ...
... we could have done. Riding the bikes into the city and down the canals
and over the bridges was so exhilarating! It made you feel like you were
part of the city and belonged. It was nowhere near as tough on the feet J If
anyone ever visits Amsterdam, Bruges or another city where it is evident
everyone gets on a bike to get around….Do IT!
It was a fantastic ending to our visit of Bruges. And the lights
of the square Tom wanted see….well worth ...
... to see a Michelangelo statue north of the Alps. Napoleon took a fancy to it and spirited it away. It made its way back, only to be stolen by Goering during the war. In 1945, an American GI found the statue in a salt mine in Austria. Eisenhower made sure it was returned to Bruges, and that is why the people of Bruges all like Ike. Danielle said she still has her "I like Ike" pin.
After the church we went to the Memling Museum, housed in an old hospital ...
... Christ's blood on it.
Then we bought a ride in a horse drawn cart/carriage which went for about 30 minutes. It took us all around town and was fantastic! I liked hearing the horse's shoes clopping on the cobbled streets it felt like we had gone back in time!
For the rest of the day we did the usual strolling, photo taking, eating, drinking and shopping. Brugge is ...