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.

And We’re Off!

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photoOur good friend Kelly drove us up to Jacksonville Airport this morning where we checked in to our United flight to Newark where we then change to our overnight flight on Lufthansa to Frankfurt and then change again for Brussels.

This is a photo my dad took of me sitting at a table in Shula’s Restaurant at the JAX airport. I am having Chili Garlic Chicken Bites and Lemonade. I am playing my iPad mini and reading a book “Dr. Who and The Stone Rose”. I also have two other books I am going to read for school break: The Lewis and Clark Expedition and Barrow Boys (that Mr. DeBennedetto told my dad about).

More from Frankfurt, Germany when we land or maybe not since I may be pretty tired even though we have flat beds for the flight over there.