Tuesday, April 24, 2007
These were all taken in center city Brussels. We used public transportion and our feet to get around for the two days we spent there. Eva got a bumpy ride on the cobblestones. There were several cool museums including a car musuem and a musical instrument museum where they gave you head phones that allowed you to listen to each of the instrument types as you walked from one display to the next. That was my (Hans) favorite, great use of technology. The statue behind Hans of the little boy is called the Manneqin de Pis for obvious reasons. It has a musem that contains all the costumes donated by other countries, and there were many. USA donated an Elvis costume and a Mickey Mouse costume among others. There were many extravagant ones: Samurai costume, Matador, etc. It was very cool, but there are so many businesses that try to profit off of this cool statue that after awhile it seems like a joke that has been told so often it loses its humor.