Belgium and Germany

21 Aug - 3 Sept 2008


Page 1: Brussels | Page 2: Antwerp, Brugge, Namur | Page 3: Erlangen, Nürnberg | Page 4: Munich

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In August we travelled to Germany for the 80th birthday of Johannes Weissler (Robert's father Gerhard's first cousin), stopping first in Belgium.  We stayed in Brussels and made day trips out to Antwerp and Brugge (all in Flanders) and to Namur (in Wallonia).  We then travelled back to Nürnberg via Köln (Cologne) and on to Erlangen to visit with family, and from there down to Munich to visit with friends.  Some (too many?!) photos are below and on following pages; click to enlarge.  Liza's trip summary may also be found here.

Bonus point questions!
  1. Which flag above is Belgium's, and which is Germany's?  :-)
  2. How many beers can you spot in the photos on this and on the following three pages?


Brussels


Robert at the Frankfurt
Flughafen Fernbahnhof awaiting
our train to Brussels

Robert on the train...

...and Liza too

All signs - at least in Flanders -
are in both French and
Flemish (Dutch)

Our hotel (the Berlaymont) was
just a bit up the street from the
European Commission offices
at the Schuman metro stop

At the Cinquantenaire Park in
Brussels


The Arc de Triomphe at the
Cinquantenaire Park; through the
arch to the left was the Royal Museum
of the Army and Military History

Inside the RMAMH; this was
King Leopold's bicycle!

Inside the RMAMH...cannons
etc.

The sign said this flag
belonged to the US Army
Signal Corps...

Tanks!

Planes!

Work on your Flemish...read
about the Cold War in the East

101st Airborne flags in
the museum gift shop

When in Belgium, one must
eat frites!

Liza at the Grand Place
(Grote Markt)

Grand Place

Grand Place
\
Grand Place

No trip to Brussels is
complete without a peek
at the Pis Mannekin!

Robert on the finishing
straight of a stage of the
Eneco Tour (Tour of
Netherlands) bike race

Watching the race on the big
screen tv thoughtfully provided
by the race organizers

Dinner just off the Grand Place
after the race

Good way to end the day!

Page 1: Brussels | Page 2: Antwerp, Brugge, Namur | Page 3: Erlangen, Nürnberg | Page 4: Munich

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