Sunday, September 2, 2012

Belgium: Better Than The Waffles

Belgium--like many countries--is a beautiful place with its own unique quirks. My observations (through a lens) on a few of them:

Belgium's weather: cloudy, sunny, about to rain, raining, just stopped raining, cloudy, sunny, etc. Each phase lasts about 10 minutes. 

These pictures were on top of a man-made memorial hill at Waterloo. 

I took Mark's picture, handed him the camera and he took mine. From the clouds, it looks like a completely different day.

Random shots: a girl and mom at an outdoor cafe.

Big hoo-ha in the town square the afternoon of the game. I didn't get a good shot of it, but they enlisted two elderly English ladies to bang the drum. Unfortunately, Cypress lost.

Cypress (fans in yellow) soccer team playing Belgium. 

This nun may appear to be praying at the altar, but she was actually arranging flowers. 

Not that she doesn't do a lot of praying.

English scouts in Belgium on a one-week camping trip.

Mike Wolfe and Bill Powell would love this shop.

A better picture of the Atomium. 

The Belgian flag is flying at the top. We went up in it, but don't bother if you ever happen to visit.

Oh, yeah, how could I forget? The Mannekin Pis--Belgium's most famous landmark. It's a nekkid little boy taking a leak into a fountain. 

Below is a replica dressed as Elvis. But you knew that, didn't you?

Belgium's now checked off the list. Where next? Depends where we get that great deal. Happy travels!