Saturday, July 14, 2012

van Eyck

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, painted by Hubert and Jan van Eyck in the 1430s, has been called the most influential painting in history. It's also been called the most sought after painting since it has been stolen 7 or 8 times.   It's here in Ghent in St. Bavo's cathedral.  We went to see it on Wednesday.  The detail in it is amazing.

Friday, July 13, 2012


On Saturday we visited the Medieval city of Bruges.   I think the kids got tired of looking at old churches, but they were excited to visit the candy shop.  They had gummies of every shape and size and we tried them all.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


We went back to Gravensteen on friday and walked through the inside.  They had a room full of old armor and weapons and another room devoted to instruments of torture.

 The views were great from the top.

Caleb was asking to see "the dungeon" for the whole tour.  I think we finally found it at the end.