Monday, April 27, 2009

More of the Antwerp Train Station

This apparently is a viral marketing event for a TV show, not an 'improv everywhere' style stunt, but still pretty cool, and the video has some nice shots of the Antwerp train station:


This weekend, Aaron and I stayed home and relaxed, and attended to some long-neglected laundry (some magical and glorious day, we will actually live in a place with a washing machine ...). But most Sundays, when everything in Leuven is closed, we've been taking day trips.

Here are some photos from our recent trip to Antwerp:

We were very impressed by the train station.

We toured the Begijnhof, natuurlijk!
(I still think Leuven's is the nicest so far. Our next stop: Mechelen)

Mary in the Begijnhof, where she seems right at home...

...Mary on a streetcorner, why not I suppose ...

... and Mary next to a podiatrist's office, for which I have no explanation.

We spent a good part of the afternoon in the antique shops on Kloosterstraat ...

... which had more taxidermied critters than I would have expected.

We had some lunch right near the groot market...

... which is quite nice.

This castle has a highway for a moat!

Churches are everywhere.

We did not buy these, so we are no closer to knowing what an 'American style' chocolate chip cookie actually is.