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Tag: Art

Beautiful Bruges, Belgium

The final stop on my Belgian tour took me to the medieval town of Bruges. Well known for it’s architecture dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries, Bruges escaped much of the bombing during the World Wars, preserving the charm of this now-huge tourist destination. The train station is not quite a mile from the center of town so I walked with my little suitcase to my accommodations for the next 3 nights. However, I got all checked and my room hadn’t been cleaned so instead of waiting around, they asked if I could come back in a while Read More

Antwerp on a Rainy Day

Antwerp, or Antwerpen, was a last minute addition to my Belgian vacation schedule. I was only in Antwerp two short days but I made the most of them despite one day of completely dreary weather. Arriving into Antwerp Central train station was amazing! Such a beautiful structure. On my rainy day self-guided tour, the Cathedral of our Lady was my favorite stop in Antwerp besides the gorgeous train station. As it was intended, the church houses art works by Paul Rubens and more making for a spectacular sight. Opened in the year 1521, Cathedral of our Lady took 169 years Read More