Daily Archives: April 15, 2012

Leuven: The Food.

We arrived in Leuven late-morning.  Definitely during coffee hours.  So the first thing we did was to find a good coffee place.  Luckily, there was one right next to the train station.  And it was some goooooood coffee!  And of … Continue reading

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Leuven: Sint-Pieterskerk

Sint-Pieterskerk (St. Peter’s Church) Cathedral is located on the Grote Markt, very near the ornate town hall.  It is quite a large thing, in gothic style.  There has been a church structure here since the late 10th century, but the … Continue reading

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Leuven: Day 2 of our Belgian Adventure

After our busy day in Bruges and a lovely evening chez Lisette in Brussels, we awoke to a sunny morning and decided to go to Leuven, a place to which neither of us had been before.  It was only a … Continue reading

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Bruges: The Belfort

One of our goals for our day in Bruges was to climb the 366 steps to the top of the Belfort (belfry, bell tower) to see the city views.   Bell towers were common structures in wealthy Medieval Flemish towns. … Continue reading

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Bruges: Lunch, Beer, Chocolate, Beer, Dinner, and Beer

One of the reasons we wanted to visit Belgium was to eat food. Frites, waffles, chocolate, beer, mussels, cheese, bread, chocolate, and beer.  Did I mention beer? Brad is a bit of a beer snob (I mean connoisseur), and used … Continue reading

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Bruges: City Centre and the Basilica of the Sacred Blood

After our delicious visit to the tea room, we wandered through the streets toward the center of the city to see the Grote Markt, the Bell Tower, and the Basilica of the Sacred Blood. Every street was a picture-perfect post … Continue reading

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Bruges: Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk

Across the street from the Sint-Janshospitaal, where we marveled at the Medieval structure and perused paintings by Memling and other Flemish primitives, is the Church of Our Lady, or Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk.  It dates to the 13th century, although parts … Continue reading

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