I loved this old blue and white tile.
We then wandered down the street, and this little row of homes stopped me in my tracks. I love the blue next to the yellow, etc. So charming.
Care for a Lilien?
Or a Hortensien?And I lagged behind my group just so I could discretely snap a photo of this menu board. If I'd had the chance I would have eaten there just so I could have stared at the menu board and flowers.
We then crossed over into Belgium so we could visit a U.S. WWII War Cemetery. It happened to be Memorial Day in the U.S. so this was especially fitting.
Isn't Belgium beautiful?! I could easily imagine myself living in a little farm house in the Belgian Countryside....where we'd eat Belgian Waffles and Belgian Chocolate...oh yes, I could just picture it :-).
It's hard to capture the vastness of the headstones in the cemetery. There were thousands. Apparently most of the soldiers laid to rest in the cemetery perished in the Battle of the Bulge.
It was truly awe inspiring.
Finally, I snapped a few photos of my hotel for you. I've noticed that in European hotels (even in nice ones) the public spaces are usually pretty grand and the guest rooms are fairly humble.Here are a few photos of public spaces in my hotel (I really should have taken more).
Doesn't this drape look like a ballgown?
And look at its graceful little puddle! It's almost like a train on a wedding gown.
I actually ghasped when I caught a glimpse this fabulous courtyard.
Notice all of the window boxes in the photo below? They were everywhere in Germany.
And here's my little room.
Surprised at how plain it is? I was too...especially since this was a very nice hotel. It was perfectly comfortable though, and the down comforter and duvet cover were to.die.for. I wanted to sneak it out of there it was so light and cloudlike and the cover was so incredibly soft and smooth. Ahhh...
Oh, and here's a gratuitous shot of the bidet...which I was never adventurous enough to use.
And I loved this little "Do Not Disturb" sign...it could have just been the jetlag though.
It's good to be back! Thanks for your patience last week.