Belgium Pictures

Filed under: Personal — joy at 8:55 am on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

In addition to our trip to Amsterdam, we took a day trip to Bruges, Belgium. It’s a medieval town with several tall churches and a town square with a clock tower. Here are some pictures:

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That’s me taking a picture in a reflective art sculpture. ARTY.

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While there, we ate so much. I can’t believe I lost three pounds on this trip.

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Belgium chocolates. I had the best caramel I’ve ever had at Pralinette.

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Beer, of course. I was rather proud to see I was familiar with almost all the Belgium beers we encountered. Woman of the world. Or at least, a beer pub.

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Here’s Kyle eating a waffle. You can add lots of toppings: sprinkles, chocolate, fruit, and so forth. Kyle just had whip cream.

After eating, we walked around more.

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There are lace shops everywhere.

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You know how in 18th-19th century novels, women are always going on about lace, and how they have to buy a new lace collar, and how lace is so special and expensive and wonderful? I never understood that until this trip. Lace making is a complex craft that has been almost lost in the age of machinery. To see what I mean, check out this video of a woman in Bruges making lace.

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