Bruges, the Venice of the North

Europe, Belgium, Flanders

Bruges, the Venice of the North

No Comments 6 August 2010

From its medieval architecture and influence, to its canals, the Belgian city of Bruges is something of a cousin to Italy’s Venice. The Monkey spent a day wandering around Bruges back in 2002.

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Rewarding Rochefort

Europe, Belgium, Wallonia

Rewarding Rochefort

No Comments 6 August 2010

In search of the monks behind one of the world’s great beers, the Monkey traveled to Rochefort, deep in the French-speaking Wallonia region of Belgium. These shots from his 2002 journey reveal a few of the marvels of Rochefort.

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Brussels: From pissing statues to giant molecules

Europe, Belgium, Brussels

Brussels: From pissing statues to giant molecules

No Comments 6 August 2010

Capital of Belgium and—increasingly—of Europe, Brussels straddles the physical and mental borders between Flanders and Wallonia. The Monkey was happy to visit this cosmopolitan city during his time in Belgium during 2002. Here are a few of his photos from Brussels.

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Unanticipated Antwerp

Europe, Belgium, Flanders

Unanticipated Antwerp

No Comments 6 August 2010

When the Monkey spent a month in Belgium in 2002, his base of operations was Antwerp. He wasn’t sure what to make of this small city in Belgium’s Flanders region, but soon found himself settled in to the surprising local vibe.

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