070418 100036  Street Scene - on the left are "Alms Houses" - These houses were built by the rich to house the poor.  In return, the poor would pray for the rich. : [Belgium2007]  070418 101455-1 : [Belgium2007]  070418 101750  Interesting building : [Belgium2007]  070418 102431  Church of Our Lady : [Belgium2007] 
070418 102558-1  Canal Scene : [Belgium2007]  070418 102756  Window Box : [Belgium2007]  070418 102811  Whimsical sculpture : [Belgium2007]  070418 102945  Every town should have a Chocolate Corner : [Belgium2007] 
070418 103059-1  Horse sculpture at watering trough : [Belgium2007]  070418 103303  Canal scene - traveling over the bridge toward the left will bring the walker into a convent, the Beguinage, founded in 1245. : [Belgium2007]  070418 103441  Nesting Swan : [Belgium2007]  070418 103617-1  Minnewater Lake : [Belgium2007] 
070418 103713-1  Canal view : [Belgium2007]  070418 103756-1  Anyone home? : [Belgium2007]  070418 104125  Crest : [Belgium2007]  070418 104445  OK, I'll take one of each!  They are so light, how many calories can they possibly have? : [Belgium2007] 
070418 104552  Alms houses and chapel around courtyard : [Belgium2007]  070418 110536-1  Pulpit inside the Church of Our Lady : [Belgium2007]  070418 110709  Church of Our Lady - Madonna and Child by Michelangelo : [Belgium2007]  070418 111929  One of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse : [Belgium2007] 
070418 112239  Linden Trees : [Belgium2007]  070418 120531  Cruising on the canal - Bruges has been referred to as the Venice of the North. : [Belgium2007]  070418 120602  Have you seen my contacts? : [Belgium2007]  070418 124141  Window boxes along the canal : [Belgium2007] 
070418 124256-1  Boating on the canal. : [Belgium2007]  070418 124744-1  Chocolate confectionary : [Belgium2007]  070418 133752-1  Lace and tapestry for sale : [Belgium2007]  070418 134708  Whoooooo : [Belgium2007] 
070418 134909  Former home of a Wool Merchant : [Belgium2007]  070418 135316  Wisteria in bloom with matching garage door : [Belgium2007]  070418 135357  Another Canal : [Belgium2007]  070418 152430  more whimsey : [Belgium2007] 
070418 152500  naked whimsey : [Belgium2007]  070419 105450  Waiting for a boat ride. : Belgium, Bruges, Places, [Belgium2007]  070419 114607  Gilded Statue : Belgium, Bruges, Places, [Belgium2007]  070419 114935-1  Market Square : Belgium, Bruges, Places, [Belgium2007] 
070419 115218  Market Square : Belgium, Bruges, Places, [Belgium2007]  070419 120041  Well, just one more.  These are Euro calories.  They don't count in the states. : Belgium, Bruges, Places, [Belgium2007], food  070419 142739  World War I American cemetery at Flanders, Belgium : Belgium, Flanders Field, Places, [Belgium2007]  070419 144126  In Flanders Fields the poppies blow = Between the crosses row on row, = That mark our places; and in the sky = The larks, still bravely singing, fly = Scarce heard amid the guns below. : Belgium, Flanders Field, Places, [Belgium2007] 
070419 161015  House of de Lalaing, textile center : Belgium, Oudenaarde, Places, [Belgium2007]  070419 163234  House of de Lalaing, textile center.  This lady is a college student repairing a very old tapestry. : Belgium, Oudenaarde, Places, [Belgium2007]  070419 170542-1  tapestry : Belgium, Oudenaarde, Places, [Belgium2007]  070419 173507  Medieval Town Hall , Oudernaard, Belgium : Belgium, Oudernaarde, Places, [Belgium2007] 
070420 100556  Horses awaiting riders on Market Square : Belgium, Bruges, Places, [Belgium2007]  070420 111735  Pretty backyard garden : Belgium, Bruges, Places, [Belgium2007]  070420 112356  Lace curtains : Belgium, Bruges, Places, [Belgium2007]  070420 112549  Swan : Belgium, Bruges, Places, [Belgium2007] 
070420 112519  Canal : Belgium, Bruges, Places, [Belgium2007]  070420 144704  We are the dead, Short days ago =  We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow =  Loved, and were loved, and now we lie = In Flanders Fields : Belgium, Places, Ypres, [Belgium2007]  070420 161914  Take up our quarrel with the foe; =  To you from failing hands we throw =  The torch; be yours to hold it high, = If ye break faith with us who die = We shall not sleep, though poppies grow = In Flanders Fields  =   - John McCrae, 3 May 1915 : Belgium, Places, Ypres, [Belgium2007]  070420 151520  Mules were used to carry amunition : Belgium, Places, Ypres, [Belgium2007] 
070420 163117  Stones to signify, "you are not forgotten". : Belgium, Places, Ypres, [Belgium2007]  070420 172400  Military cemetary at Ypres. : Belgium, Places, Ypres, [Belgium2007]  070420 172804  Ypres - Military Cemetery : Belgium, Places, Ypres, [Belgium2007]  070420 173911  German graves at Ypres : Belgium, Places, Ypres, [Belgium2007] 
070420 191528  Scene near the Ypres cemetary : Belgium, Places, Ypres, [Belgium2007]  070420 200022  "Menin Gate"  -  a memorial to the British forces who were killed in World War I and have no known burial places.. "Last Post"  has been sounded every night since 1928. : Belgium, Places, Ypres, [Belgium2007]  070420 200300  These three students laid wreaths at the memorial. : Belgium, Places, Ypres, [Belgium2007]  070421 101803-1  Medieval Ghent - The Treaty of Ghent was signed in this city on December 24, 1814.  This treaty ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. =  The Battle of New Orleans was faught on January 8, 1815, two weeks later.  So much for treaties! : Belgium, Ghent, Places, Scenery, [Belgium2007] 
070421 101842  12th century guild house : Belgium, Ghent, Places, [Belgium2007]  070421 102020  detail - 12th century guild house : Belgium, Ghent, Places, [Belgium2007]  070421 103042  Ghent Fortress : Belgium, Ghent, Places, [Belgium2007]  070421 110913  Old port area with guild houses - Ghent : Belgium, Ghent, Places, [Belgium2007] 
070421 111227  Another view of the port. : Belgium, Ghent, Places, [Belgium2007]  070422 104305  Making a chocolate mold : Belgium, Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070421 112333  Cathedral : Belgium, Ghent, Places, [Belgium2007]  070421 113453  dancing statues that move in the wind : Belgium, Ghent, Places, [Belgium2007] 
070422 104633  Filling the mold. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 104757  A tourist tries her hand. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 105137  the results : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007], food  070422 122318  "Mannekin Pis" was sculpted by Jerome Duquesnoy in 1619.  He has been dressed as Elvis, a samurai warrior, in full hockey gear, as Mozart and as a Shriner — to name a few. Many of his costumes were donated by government officials and such celebrities as Elizabeth Taylor. His first costume was donated by King Louis XV of France in 1747. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007] 
070422 124711  Grand Place - main market square - the Kings House (Brussels) : Belgium, Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 124724  Grand Place - main market square : Belgium, Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 200524  Now, for a visit to the Royal Garden : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 200742  Royal Garden, Brussels. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007] 
070422 200928  Royal Garden, Brussels. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 201137  Royal Garden, Brussels. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 201306  Royal Garden, Brussels. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 201543  Dome of the Queen's Greenhouse : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007] 
070422 201606 : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 202046-1  Japanese pagoda on palace grounds : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 202408  Royal Garden, Brussels. - and two royalists. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 202728  Hydrangea - Royal Garden, Brussels. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007] 
070422 202954  Azaleas - Royal Garden, Brussels. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 203028  Azaleas - Royal Garden, Brussels. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 203104  Azaleas - Royal Garden : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070422 203250  A quiet corner for tea - Royal Garden, Brussels. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007] 
070422 203152  Royal Garden, Brussels. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070423 113329  "Mannekin Pis"  - The unofficial symbol of Brussels.  On special occasions the city dresses him in one of over 500 costumes that have been donated over the years. He "pees" beer on the days that his costume is changed. Most the time, however, he is as nature intended him to be. : Brussels, Places, [Belgium2007]  070422 203429  Royal Garden, Brussels. : Brussels, Places, Unnamed Face* [Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070423 114408-1  Brussels - La Grand Place is a large square surrounded with former guild buildings : Brussels, Places, [Belgium2007] 
070423 114833  La Grand Place - a great place for people watching : Brussels, Places, [Belgium2007]  070423 114955  La Grand Place : Brussels, Places, [Belgium2007]  070423 121828  Enjoying the spring weather : Brussels, Places, [Belgium2007]  070424 112443-1  Antwerp - The Steen, the oldest building in Antwerp dating back to the 12th century : Antwerp, Belgium, Places, Unnamed Face*[Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007] 
070424 112610  Antwerp - Statue of a giant from a local legend : Antwerp, Belgium, Places, Unnamed Face*[Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070424 114424-1  Antwerp, statue of Madonna & child.  There was a legal limit as to how many oil lamps could be on the street.  The number was usually inadequate, so, the residents would put Madannas on the wall and light them.  Lighting a Madanna did not count against the legal limit for lighting. : Antwerp, Belgium, Places, Unnamed Face*[Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070424 114744  Detail of guild house : Antwerp, Belgium, Places, Unnamed Face*[Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070424 114754  Antwerp - Grote Markt guild houses : Antwerp, Belgium, Places, Unnamed Face*[Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007] 
070424 115255  Antwerp - Grote Markt, or Main Square from the 16th and 17th centuries : Antwerp, Belgium, Places, Unnamed Face*[Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070424 120400  Cathedral of Our Lady housing 4 of Rubens' paintings : Antwerp, Belgium, Places, Unnamed Face*[Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]  070424 121137-1  Peter Paul Rubens : Antwerp, Belgium, Places, Unnamed Face*[Belgium 2007], [Belgium2007]