Last weekend the girls and I headed to Brussels, Belgium for an incredible weekend full of beautiful architecture, incredible food, and lots of bonding time. The city is so beautiful, and so interesting. Belgium has three national languages: French, Dutch, and German. Many people also speak English. The architecture is just as diverse as the linguistics, varying from brick buildings similar to those in Amsterdam, to a heavy art nouveau influence, to totally modern and streamlined. Overall Belgium, and Brussels in particular, seems to be a kind of cultural crossroads.
Some cool old cameras at the Marolles Flea Market, which has been rated one of the top ten flea markets in Europe. I picked up a small leather bound copy of the gospels in French, from 1845. It’s so cool to think that over a hundred and fifty years ago someone was reading that book in a church somewhere, and now it’s mine.
Photos by Jamie Kaplan and Jenni Heller.