17AUG2019. Brussels to Liège, Belgium.
July/August 2019 Belgium 🇧🇪 and The Netherlands 🇳🇱
Saint Gummarus of Lier was a Belgian saint. He was the son of the Lord of Emblem An official in the court of his relative Pepin the Younger, after a number of years in military service he retired to live the life of a hermit. The town of Lier grew up around his hermitage. (wiki)
The Pepper pot
St Gummarus Tower, known as the “Peperbus” (Pepper pot) to the people of Lier, is 83m high.
Due to a number of catastrophes it took almost four centuries to build. We can see this from the various architectural styles: Gothic at the bottom, the octagon resting on this is late Gothic, the top octagon is late baroque and the tower roof is rococo. https://www.visitlier.be/en/see/points-interest/st-gummarus-tower
15aug2109. Lier, Belgium.
4aug19. Brussels, Belgium 🇧🇪
I love to experience solitude with historical icons.
I sat alone in The Collégiale Notre Dame de Dinant, a gorgeous 13th-century Gothic cathedral situated on the River Meuse, for a good 20 minutes without another soul around. I was able to meditate upon everything I’m grateful for, one of those things being moments like this, when I’m utterly alone, apart from the entire human race coexisting with some incredible piece of history in some random part of the world…it’s such a beautiful, weightless feeling.
Dinant, Belgium 🇧🇪 3aug19
20jul19. Breda, Netherlands 🇳🇱
20jul19. ˡᵉᵃᵛⁱⁿᵍ ᵇʳᵘˢˢᵉˡˢ⁻ᵐⁱᵈⁱ ʰᵉᵃᵈⁱⁿᵍ ᵗᵒʷᵃʳᵈˢ ᵗʰᵉ ⁿᵉᵗʰᵉʳˡᵃⁿᵈˢ #graffiti #landscape
20jul19. The Hague, Netherlands 🇳🇱
20jul19 ᵀʳᵃⁱⁿ ᵖⁱᶜˢ ᵒᶠ ᵍʳᵃᶠᶠⁱᵗⁱ ᵇᵉᵗʷᵉᵉⁿ ᵀʰᵉ ᴴᵃᵍᵘᵉ, ᴺᵉᵗʰᵉʳˡᵃⁿᵈˢ ᵃⁿᵈ ᴮʳᵘˢˢᵉˡˢ, ᴮᵉˡᵍⁱᵘᵐ #ᵍʳᵃᶠᶠⁱᵗⁱ #ᵉᵘʳᵒᵖᵉ
6jul19 Bruges, Belgium 🇧🇪