A night in Brugge, but not exactly like the movie. Brugge is a quaint, quintessential European city. The canals that run through the city are beautiful, except when mobs of tourists are motoring through them on little mobby tourist boats. Despite the beautiful surroundings, I found the people quite rude. I’m not sure if it was only towards the French, but regardless it was a little unsettling. The food and beer definitely made up for the lack in personality. De Halve Maan brewery, the only brewery in Brugge, served up some mean triples and quads, and the rib-sticking food was tasty and anything but light.
After settling in at the hotel, it was a mission to find some great Belgium beer. Downtown Brussels is quite touristy. Little restaurants lined the streets, and walking by meant subjecting yourself to constant solicitation. We pretty much just put the blinders on and headed for the Delirium Cafe. They have some six different bars within their little cul-de-sac, and around 2,000 beers available in total.
I was expecting a tourist trap, but quickly came to like this monument. I decided to dedicate an entire post to it since the inside of the Automium is so filled with futuristic, abstract elements that it made for a wonderful place to explore and shoot. I officially decided the Atomium is where Spaceship Earth @ Epcot Disneyworld & Dark Star the movie collide – if you’ve been to/watched either you’ll completely understand where I’m coming from. Overall, completely different from anything else I’d seen on the trip, but an absolute must when you visit Brussles.