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.

4 comments:

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?