Travel Blogs from Retie
... It is a scaled model of the original including the dome which you can climb 144 stairs to view, well worth the climb. The art work in the church is beautiful, and even the organ fašade is modelled on the one in St Peters Rome. The building fašade is actually a copy of St John in Laterno, another prominent Rome church.
... been told Antwerp rates highly in the fashion world and there are dozens of fashion stores, interspersed with occasional jewelers - maybe diamonds - but I think the diamond dealers, now mostly Indian are is another part of the city. A brisk walk back to the boat and we were soon away, sailing at 6 pm.
Next day. I am publishing now without photos, just in case. Last night it said I had exceeded my licence limit, but this morning I was given a new code, so I am hopeful.
... has suffered numerous sieges. The old quarter is surrounded by water and has kept the shape of its ramparts which have been transformed into an esplanade. We did a tiny part as it is 7k to go round. We saw the 16C Dalem Gate and a windmill.
The great church dates from the 15th C and is remarkable for its tall 16th C tower. Whilst it was being built, it was realised that the edifice was collapsing and so the ...
... good care of us! We are so very, very lucky to have friends as hospitable and generous as them! It made our adventure in Europe absolutely stress-free, but most of all, delightful!
With Antwerp being so central to so many exciting places, it was just nice having a home base here that was the hub to our jaunts around the European countryside (to Paris, Normandy, Germany and Amsterdam). And speaking of those ...
... 8230;……….as mesmerized as we were with the Rhine, the love affair we were feeling for this wonderful waterway all came to a rather abrupt end when we crossed the hills to the west and came down from the steep winding narrow tree-shrouded country road to greet the majestic Mosel River! Oh my! We had seen it ever so briefly before through the windows of the fast-paced train and were impressed even at that, but ...
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