06 April 2019

Road trip around Europe 2019 - Belgium (1/5)

I went for a drive again...



* Don't forget to watch the videos at the bottom of this page *
The first glimpses of Dunkirk early in the morning

Aboard the ferry, not many people

A handful of cars on this early run
 The first city that I visited on this trip. Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen Castle


Typical Flemish architecture



Water canals are definitely a central theme of Ghent



Weather was certainly acting up.

Picturesque mix of old and modern.







Impressive murals and sculptures.


Nice Fiat Coupe

Stadt Huis or City Hall





Gravensteen Castle again, with people waiting for the tram right in front of it.


From an other angle
 





Last photo taken in Ghent
Next up is Brussels or Bruxelles if you're so inclined.


Royal Library with a massive car park underneath.

Weather is still horrible but spirits are high, so all is good.



Belgian chocolate shop in the Royal Galleries.

Hand crafted toys.

The historic center of Brussels - the Grand Place or Grote Markt 







Gilded buildings all around.

The Cathedral in Brussels

Palais Royal de Bruxelles - Residence of the Belgian King


Park opposite the palace.







 
Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg, a neoclassical church

Looking back towards the Grand Place


 




And now some dash-cam footage from around Belgium...










And that was it for Belgium. Next up The Netherlands