so we spent today exploring Brussels.
Coming in last night, I noticed a lot of homeless sleeping in the train stations.
It seemed like there was just endless stuff to see. We walked over ten miles.
the grand place was impressive. The whole square is kind of guilds and the town hall building has a huge ornate spire and statues all over it. That stuff dates to 1690 ish
The churches are hue and impressive and kind of blur together.we only went inside one. Again, very impressive.
he pissing boy is fun. Shows a sense of humor on everyone’s part. We showed up for some kind of Ethiopian celebration thing. The boy was dressed up and Ethiopian dancers were dancing to music.
i don’t know why there as graffiti, shitty graffiti on this really awesome domed building on top of the hill. It seemed like a shame.
Butotherise there was some really awesome graffiti all over the city.
We went to a sewer museum and walked in the operating sewer of Brussels. It smelled like shit. We were kin of confused by people living in tent outside of most of the doors of the museum blocking it off. The museum was in these somewhat small fancy columns stone buildings.
we had vol au vent (chicken pot pie kind of) and carbonnade (beef stew) for linner. It was a touch pricey but very good.
then we got some touristy waffles for desert.
one of the top cities so far.
After a long night we arrived here in Copenhagen on Sunday.
We’re staying at matt’s friend’s place, Sam. He is very nice to do so, since we are disgusting animals.
The sink here has been filling up with the upstairs neighbors dirty water so draining it into the toilet has been a theme.
The first day, Matt arranged all the travel. Buses places trains etc. That really took all day. I feel kind of bad about being a hanger on piece of crap who isn’t helping with the planning really.
The second day we walked all over town. Saw the harbor, Christiana, the weird commune thing in a park where they sell weed and/or declared themselves independent from Denmark? Saw Bohrs birthplace and the institute where he worked. Pretty cool. Also saw the requisite mermaid statue and a star shaped fort.
We went to aamans, a pretty fancy place, for some smorresbrod, the danish thing. It’s various things placed on a piece of rye bread. It’s good. I got boring choices, pig ,beef, fish, while Matt went for more exotic liver, steak tartare, and pickled herring.
I stopped fighting my coffee urges on day 3 in the museum Louisiana which was awesome. The exhibit on William Kentridge was particularly cool. He loves megaphones. The other main exhibit on Tal R, some danish artist, was more underwhelming. I’m just a crass bore so whatever. The view of the sea was great. Also just generally the museum looked good. The building and grounds and scattered sculpture of shape.
after another chill day,we’re off to Brussels.