Père Lachaise Cemetery
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…
posted on Oct. 30, 2011
Evening in Paris...
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. …
posted on Oct. 29, 2011
countryside near Dudelange
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.
posted on Oct. 28, 2011
more Lux. City
way more picturesque than I had ever considered!
posted on Oct. 27, 2011
Modern EU buildings atop19th century structures above the deep ravine that runs through the city, key protection in its medieval beginnings.
posted on Oct. 26, 2011
View from the Museum of Walloon Life
I'm not gonnna lie, this old glass was more interesting than Walloon life……
posted on Oct. 25, 2011
Tour of Beers
A favorite activity - order a different beer at every opportunity. And they each have their own matching glasses, double the fun!
posted on Oct. 24, 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…
posted on Oct. 23, 2011
Cathedral in Antwerp
Inside the 14th century cathedral, finished in the 16th century.
posted on Oct. 22, 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…
posted on Oct. 21, 2011
Yes, a city of canals. and I got lost in them just like in Venice years ago. Thank goodness for my compass!
posted on Oct. 20, 2011
What a beautiful city. This is the markt - central square.
posted on Oct. 19, 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…
posted on Oct. 18, 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…
posted on Oct. 17, 2011
A croque monsieur and a beer… Croque monsieurs (and madames) are almost as ubiquitous as Belgium's excellent beers!
posted on Oct. 16, 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…
posted on Oct. 15, 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…
posted on Oct. 14, 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…
posted on Oct. 13, 2011