I'm splitting up my 'All-about-Belgium' posts into three or four, starting with one (considerably photo-heavy) post about the amaazing architecture!
Wow-y. This is the first thing I wanted to talk about because it blew me away. Everything so old and ornate and magical. Every building has a story and every detail of it thought out so precisely. It's fantastic and it just sparks a daydream in me whenever I look at it all.
This here is the Grote Markt of Bruges, which is a city known as the Venice of the North because it's got some great canals going through it!
Apparently Belgium was a huge centre for Art Nouveau architecture, including a lot of works by Horta who is really famous for it. My mom is a huge huge fan of Art Nouveau and so we went on a self-directed tour to see a few houses around Brussels that were made in the Art Nouveau style.
And then Antwerp! Which is the city where my mom grew up.
So even just by writing this post for you guys I've fallen in love all over again with the architecture. All the palaces even just the 'regular' houses are all so perfectly amazing and so different to what we have here. I love it.
Sorry for not posting all week, I've been getting over jet lag and trying to get back in the swing of things with work. But I'm gettin there!
I'll post again soon :)