I don’t know what to share about Belgium, mainly because we spent a grand total of two days in this small country. It goes to show how little time we spent that our group leader didn’t even tell us what language to get used to – lucky for us, they all speak English just as well as French, Finnish and probably German.
Bruges is a beautiful city that I thought was very reminiscent of Germany in its architecture and design. Here are a few shots of places around the place.
We spent most of our time in art museums looking at Northern Renaissance art and altarpieces, as well as visiting a few cathedrals. There were many exciting things to see but probably only exciting to me because I’ve been studying this work since July. For you art savvy people, we saw many Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden pieces as well as the Ghent altarpiece, otherwise known as the Adoration of the Majestic Lamb. I wish I could show you pictures but unfortunately the museums wouldn’t allow it.
And, of course, I had a waffle. This was a necessary purchase, and most definitely the most delicious waffle of my life. Even better, I ordered this from a vendor off the street. Why don’t we have waffle vendors on street sides back home?
Darting off to London shortly for the last few days of my trip, my bags loaded with Belgian chocolate. I am ready.