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Hey Look, Something Shiny · 2d ago

Restaurant Hemingway and a walk around town

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” — Miriam Beard, American author and historianNOT EARNEST Hemingway, Resta...
Hey Look, Something Shiny · 1W ago

Kristiina and Bergen op Zoom

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds...
Hey Look, Something Shiny · 3W ago

Sint-Martens-Latem and Bruges

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd, the second president and chairman of the board of Marshall Field & Company, whose donation built Chicago...
Hey Look, Something Shiny · 3W ago

Touring Ghent by boat

“I thought how lovely and how strange a river is. A river is a river, always there, and yet the water flowing through it is never the same water and is never still.” — Aidan Chambers, Britis...
Hey Look, Something Shiny · 3W ago

The belfry of Ghent

“It's not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to sta...
Hey Look, Something Shiny · 4W ago

Ghent: so old and so hip

"Ghent is a city which enjoys itself." — Éireann Lorsung, author and editorPAUL AND I have fallen hard for Ghent. We took so many pictures that instead of making two posts about this magical...
Hey Look, Something Shiny · 4W ago

Ghent – Saint Bavo's and where not to stay

“Here hides one of Europe’s finest panoramas of water, spires and centuries-old grand houses. And it seems the Belgians forgot to tell anyone.” — The Lonely PlanetGO TO Ghent. Don't stay whe...
Hey Look, Something Shiny · 1M ago

Cinquantenaire Park and a little history

“Parks are works of art just as a painting or sculpture is.” — Thomas Pearsall Field Hoving, American museum executive and the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York CityON O...
Hey Look, Something Shiny · 1M ago

Day two in Brussels

“A country like Belgium, or socialist countries in central Europe spend more money on art education than the United States, which is a really puzzling thought.” — Mikhail Baryshnikov, Soviet...
Hey Look, Something Shiny · 1M ago

Taking a break in Brussels

 “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint AugustineI HAD to get out of the country for awhile. Self-care, I think it's called. It wasn't just that I neede...