Twelve Days in Belgium

I returned to work two days after my trip to Italy.  During my first day at work, my manager asked me if I wanted to go to Belgium.  I agreed to experience another country on my company’s dime.  With that said, a week after returning to work, I was in another country, again.  As I was preparing to leave, I realized that I had not worked more than two full weeks at my job since July!

Architecture at the Grand Place

I arrived at Brussels, Belgium on a cold, rainy, and windy Tuesday late afternoon.  This would be the pattern for the next twelve days in this country.  My hotel, Mercure Mons, is located in the middle of the woods.  The full colors already peaked; yet, I managed to grab a few shots displaying the last bit of color.

Fall Colors

I visit downtown Brussels while it rained.  I went to the famous Atomium and the Grand Place.

Atomium in Brussels

The dreary weather meant I had to rush my shots.  I did notice colorful umbrellas.  I attempted to put people with their umbrellas in various shots.  It did not always work, but it was fun attempting to create a theme within my images.

A rainbow in the rain

-Roger

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A Trip to Bruges, Belgium

This Memorial Day weekend we took an overnight trip to Brugge, Belgium (It’s spelled Bruge, Bruges, and/or Brugge). The trip’s total distance from our home is approximately 250 miles. However, it took us a little while longer because we took the Chunnel (English Channel Tunnel) to Belgium and the Ferry back to England. The town is very historic with historic architecture all around and a river flowing through the city. It always surprises me to walk around these villages that are hundreds of years old. Several buildings were originally built during the 12th century. However, in the midst of all this history are Footlocker, H&M, and other modern shopping stores.j

Belgium is famous for waffles and chocolate. During our time in Brugge, we took advantage of both. We sample various types of chocolate and we had waffles topped with Carmel sauce, strawberries, whipped cream and other delectable toppings. We were there for less than 24 hours.  Nevertheless , we had a good time.

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Local items for sale

-Roger

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