Oct. 31, 2011
Goldbond's posts from October 2011
Oct. 30, 2011
Found Jim Morrison - just follow the crowd - and Balzac - well labeled and right on a walkway. Everybody else I looked for must have been moved…
Oct. 29, 2011
Arrive in Paris to a last-minute hotel on a Saturday night? holy mackerel. Even with my high-octane earplugs, the noise kept me awake! All. Night. Long. …
Oct. 28, 2011
I got my autumn fix on this trip!! This is in SW Luxembourg, near France. I wouldn't mind spending a week in this small country.
Oct. 27, 2011
Oct. 26, 2011
Modern EU buildings atop19th century structures above the deep ravine that runs through the city, key protection in its medieval beginnings.
Oct. 25, 2011
Oct. 24, 2011
A favorite activity - order a different beer at every opportunity. And they each have their own matching glasses, double the fun!
Oct. 23, 2011
Entering this small town, outside Charleroi, in SW Belgium. Previously in the northern part of Belgium (Flanders), we're now in the Walloon section. French…
Oct. 22, 2011
Oct. 21, 2011
A medieval trading area, there is a 14th century ammunition tower behind me here. “Minne” is love in Dutch, so this is known as the Lake of Love. sigh…
Oct. 20, 2011
Yes, a city of canals. and I got lost in them just like in Venice years ago. Thank goodness for my compass!
Oct. 19, 2011
Oct. 18, 2011
Now THIS is commuting! You're seeing about 1/3 of the bicycle parking lot at the Bruges train station. While ‘In Bruges’ (a plug for the movie!), I saw riders…
Oct. 17, 2011
yeah, no, the battle wasn't fought on the hill. The hill was constructed a few years later, to commemorate the wounding of a Netherlands ruler. 225 steps to…
Oct. 16, 2011
A croque monsieur and a beer… Croque monsieurs (and madames) are almost as ubiquitous as Belgium's excellent beers!
Oct. 15, 2011
Built for the 1958 World's Fair, this represents atoms. (iron, I believe…) you can see this thing from miles away. Exhibits are inside and getting to them…
Oct. 14, 2011
A dwindling Catholic population in the neighborhood has reduced this 19th century Catholic church to having mass in the basement. Living there now - Turks and…
Oct. 13, 2011
On the steps of the stock exchange in Brussels, this is the tip of the demonstration crowd. Seen on placards: “Criminal bankers caused this crisis” and…
Oct. 11, 2011