More Images of Brussels and Antwerp.

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Yesterday I promised more images of our visit to Brussels and our drive back to Brasschaat via the Antwerp quayside and the Port. My mom took these photos. They are really neat.

First up is a better view of the Grand Place in Brussels.

The Grand Place in all its baroque glory.

The Grand Place in all its baroque glory.

We were going to stop and take the elevator to the top of the Atomium but there was no parking within a mile. So, we will do it another day.

This is the MAS or Museum on the River in Antwerp in the Basin area of the Port. We’ll go back some time before we leave for Paris and Venice.

The Atomium structure from the 1958 Brussels World Fair.

The Atomium structure from the 1958 Brussels World Fair.

The MAS or Museum aan de Stroom or Museum on the River in Antwerp port basin.  We visit this weekend.

The MAS or Museum aan de Stroom or Museum on the River in Antwerp port basin. We visit this weekend.

Next to the MAS in the port basin is the famous north sea lightboat, the West-Hinder. It is now a tourist attraction and tomorrow we go back to both the boat and the MAS.

The Lichtboot (LIghtboat) West Hinder docked in the Antwerp Port basin by the MAS.

The Lichtboot (LIghtboat) West Hinder docked in the Antwerp Port basin by the MAS.

As we drove out of the Quayside and more into the Haven or Harbour and port we came across Brabo, the floating Derrick crane with a lift capacity of 800 tons.

Brabo, a floating derrick crane, can lift up to 800 tons.

Brabo, a floating derrick crane, can lift up to 800 tons.

Further along the Quayside road toward Ekeren, where my Mom was born, we passed some Wind power turbines but they were idle.

Two Wind power machines on the edge of the Port of Antwerp toward Ekeren.

Two Wind power machines on the edge of the Port of Antwerp toward Ekeren.

That’s it for now. This is Frederick and tomorrow more of the great city of Antwerp including a few pictures of Brabo and why he is so important to the history and culture of this city.

Back in the USA!

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Our plane from Brussels left around 1050am in the morning yesterday and we arrived here in New York at 12:50pm.  But it was really an 8 hour flight because of the 6 time zones we flew through.  My Dad says its easier to fly from East to West than West to East and I will wake up real early.  He was right, we were up at 4:45am this morning.

We spent tuesday night in the Sheraton hotel at the airport in Brussels so we didn’t have to fight the famous traffic from Antwerp to Brussels.

On the flight over, I did a lot of my schoolwork but I did watch a movie and some TV on the plane.  When we arrived in JFK airport we ran into a number  of rabbinical students back from Amsterdam. I am keeping a journal of encounters with religions and cultures and this picture will go into it.

Hasidic Jew Rabbinical Students at JFK

Hasidic Jew Rabbinical Students at JFK

We drove from JFK airport out to our home in Southampton, where my Dad and Mom are going to the Walker Cup at National Golf Links.  Last night at dinner at Red/Bar, we saw the European team come in for dinner.  I am spending a lot of time in the next few days finishing up my schoolwork.  My Dad will then let me go to Stevenson’s Toy Store in the village.

This is Frederick and I am back in the USA!

Multitasking - schoolwork and a movie

Multitasking – schoolwork and a movie