London, December 2010
Leaning trees of Brugge
where the nuns live
MoulesFrites! Pt. Brugge ain’t got nothin on this
We got to Ghent pretty late but it was nice to just stroll around alongside all the canals. It’s like the Venice of the north
Bruxelles is gorgeous, can’t get enough of the architecture.
Breakfast of champs
The inside of our host’s apartment. It used to be a stable-house which is why there’s a huge walkway in the foyer.
textured wallpaper ftw
Bruxelles @ night
The Antwerp train station. Crazy beautiful.
we visited the former house of Peter Paul Rubens, the 17th century Baroque painter. His house was turned into museum, with the building and gardens restored.
there was a legend behind this but I can’t remember. It involves the throwing of a foot.
Antwerp in the AM.
The outside of Antwerp’s train station
These are from a while ago, I think the middle of October? Been crazy busy with schoolwork/too lazy to post, so here begins the photo dump.
Bern is Switzerland’s capital, located just an hour away from Basel. Even though it’s the fourth most populated city, it felt a lot smaller than the other cities we’ve visited. The town’s very quaint and we were able to walk from one side to the other fairly quickly, even though the geography of the place was pretty uneven. It’s town center was also deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it was home to Albert Einstein while he was developing one of his theories, so says Wikipedia.
just enough gold.
underground thrift store
Along the street were many wine-cellar-like staircases that actually lead down to more stores. This one was part of a bookstore, where we found plenty o’ books with gorgeous covers dating back to the 1800’s in pristine condition. Plus the bookstore was having a 50% off sale that day. WURD.
Bern’s Münster, a 15th century gothic cathedral.
The bear pit
View of the city from the Rose Gardens, which was almost worth the lengthy uphill road to get there
Obligatory tourist food photo
ending the day off with a beer