After the flight from LA to London, we took the train from St. Pancras station through the Channel Tunnel into Belgium. This is waiting for your train in London after a long flight, it's 5AM back at home and your body is shutting down, the last thing you want to be doing is lugging bags onto a train. We slept all the way to the continent.
Gravensteen Castle in Gent
, complete with moat. One of the best vegan restaurants in Europe, Avalon
, sits right across from this.
I'm not sure, but that boy mannekin looks like he's wearing a "Boner Suppressor" (I'm copyrighting it as we speak...) A boner sheath that will keep you from pitching a tent in a critically inopportune moment. He also has a belly girdle and a neckbrace for good measure.
"In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes." -Cole Porter
"A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer." -Mitch Hedberg
The trees were shedding their solar panels which had turned a briliant orange in a miraculously beautiful wilt. Dried up an turning from splendid colorful ground cover to grey dust within weeks. It's this phase of Fall, the colorful one, that gets Deanna happy, but she can do without the chilly bite in the air nipping at her ears.
Sadly Vittel, in an attempt to gain cool points, you somehow succeeded in achieving 5,784 points into the negative with this advert. Instantaneous minus 5G.
The town square by the train station in Gent is a bike graveyard, er, parking lot.
One of Deanna' photographs was included in a big photo exhibition called Dangerously Young
at the Dr. Guislain Museum
in Gent. Right next to a Nan Goldin and a Larry Clark photo, not bad!
The Guislain museum has all sorts of other cool stuff too.