Monday, January 11, 2010

Graffiti and Gingerbread

A few weeks ago I told you about my sister's impending visit to Brussels. I was anxious for her first trip to Europe - would she have fun, would she like it here - but those worries turned out to be completely unfounded, as we had a fantastic time in Brussels, Amsterdam, and, of course, Paris. She LOVED Paris.

Seeing your town from the eyes of a visitor can be a reveletory experience, and my sister did not disappoint. On her first day in Brussels she made two observations:

1. "All the houses look like gingerbread houses!"

and 2. "There is graffiti everywhere!"

Truer words about the Belgian capital were never spoken.


Zhu said...

She is right for the houses, for for graffitis? We have quite a lot in Canada's biggest cities too. Although I find French ones a bit more political and funny.

(How did that pain au chocolat aux amandes taste like?)

Adriana said...

the houses in Germany look like that too! ;) I thought Barcelona had A LOT of graffitti, but the artistic, cool kind, not just the visual polution kind...

Tanya said...

@Zhu, the croissant aux amandes is amazing. Eating one right now!

FrenchTwistDC said...

Do they call them tags as well in Brussels?