Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Brussels, Paris, and Breda

Some kind of arch built by King Leopold, I think. Sorry, I am not doing so well with remembering details of this trip.
I went on this Art Nouveau walking tour that was in my guidebook. I know you can't see it very well, but this house had really pretty windows.
And this house is really cool. It's the Maison Paul Gauchie and I really loved it. I wish I lived in it.
Remember when I went to the Stars of Europe concert? This was the stage.
This is a cathedral right by my hotel that I walked past everyday to get to work. I did go in one day - it was pretty. I think it's called St Giles and St Michel.
This was my dinner one night... yum.
Notre Dame in Paris on a grey and rainy day.
We kept seeing men in kilts that day in Paris... we didn't know why.
I have never seen this fountain (St Michel) without a crowd in front of it, so I took a picture! Apparently rain + Sunday morning = people do not go hang out in front of St Michel Fountain. This is also in Paris.
I met Robert in Breda, in the Netherlands, one Saturday. We visited this place. I honestly can't remember what it's called... Robert? The Bagganage? It's where semi-nuns lived a religious life. We went to the museum and everything, and it was really fascinating. Although neither one of us knows what "home care" means.
Anyway, these semi-nuns (they took vows but they aren't quite nuns for some reason) lived in this lovely courtyarded building as a community.
Now, the lovely courtyarded community is inhabited by women, who are not necessarily religious, but they are single.
A very cute little house in the lovely courtyard. We weren't really sure but maybe this is where the priest lived.
Grand Place. This was very near my hotel.
My shirt, freshly back from the laundry and ready to go to a (blue tie) party!