St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium, is home to the spectacular Ghent Altarpiece. But it also has some very nice windows and a nice organ. I really love how the pipes are hung high on [...]
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We spent a month driving around Belgium in the spring of 2014. I made a lot of photos which we haven't posted. It's hard to do it while you're traveling. Too much movement. Too much [...]
One of the things I love about Northern Europe, as opposed to say, Spain and Italy, is that the main plazas of the cities revolve around civil rather than religious structures. That is certainly the [...]
There are a series of four hydraulic boat lifts on the Central Canal of Belgium. These 19th and early 20th Century feats of engineering allowed a connection between the Meuse and the Scheldt rivers, which [...]
There are a total of 56 belfries in Northern France and Belgium that are jointly inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List. We saw a few of them in Ghent, Bruges, and Antwerp along the [...]
You might call this the national dish of Belgium, Moule Frites, mussels with French fries. Sometimes we get caught up in sightseeing and forget to cover the basics on how we live–that is, [...]
As we entered the Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges, I noticed this woman in an alcove stroking the knees of the statue of Christ and murmuring a prayer. She was there long enough [...]
One of the things we noticed in Belgium and the Netherlands was the apparent prosperity of towns like Ghent, Bruges, and Amsterdam in the 15th and 16th Centuries. But, in contrast to southern Europe, this [...]
Just off the train in Antwerp, walking up the platform. One of those beautiful European 19th Century train stations. Not every one is like this. Taken with my iPhone 5s, because all my other equipment [...]
We saw this scene last night at dusk as we were walking back to the hotel from the oldest tavern in Bruges. Of course, then the sun was behind the scene, so we determined to [...]