Our second-to-last installment of European blog posts features art and architecture in various forms. They just don’t make stuff like this here in ‘Merica.
This pic was taken at Ellis Island. The girls are trying to fit in with the crowd.
I know there’s a metaphor here about small, individual brushstrokes contributing to a stunning masterpiece, or how a masterpiece is made up of individual brushstrokes…
but I’m too tired to come up with something brilliant or spiritual so I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.
Here’s Troyes, a very cool little medieval town. The kids couldn’t believe people used to throw buckets of poop out the windows into the little gutters that we were walking in and thought looked so cute.
Don’t get me wrong, the tiny towns are cute and some were better than others…but I just couldn’t shake the feeling that a lot of them were just cute-sified malls. Think Park City Main Street.
I LOOOOVE how Monschau looked after a good rain!
Other than the windmills at Kinderdijk, there wasn’t much, architecture-wise, that stood out in The Netherlands.
Antwerp had a nice city center square. The architecture is spectacular!
Ghent was really cool, especially all lit up at night. It has won the most “Beautiful City at Night” awards.
Bruges was so great. We could have walked amongst the buildings, shops, and houses forever.