We slept in till 9:30 this morning. Guess we needed the sleep. Got up, had breakfast and headed of just to walk the streets and take in the sights.
We made our way to Notre Dame de la Chapelle, the oldest church in Brussels, it dates back to the 13th century.
I asked Cynthia if we should go inside and she said “Well, yeah. It’s not like we have that many 13th century churches back in Houston.”
We walked down one scenic street and back up another as we just marvelled at this wonderful city.
After a few hours we headed back to the hotel and then found our way to an Italian restaurant we had eaten at the night before and had lunch. Oddly enough, the music playing inside was American country featuring Willie Nelson and Marty Robbins. Still, great food and good service.
More walking around took us past the Chocolate Museum
Then we found our way to the Museum Of Musical Instruments
It’s housed in a very cool art nouveau building and contains just about every musical instrument you can think of.
You get a pair of headphones and when you stand in front of any given display, you hear a sample of the music made by the instrument you are looking at.
We laughed and laughed after I named this thing the “Conflugalhorn”
I guess we are getting pretty punch drunk from fatigue.
We saw old instruments of all kinds and joked about whether or not Al Cofrin of Istanpitta could play them or not. Lutes, udes, pipes of all shapes and sizes. I bet he and Abby Green would have been in early music heavan.
I did find one instrument I would love to have for use in my band
We had a full day and came back to the hotel to rest before going out in the evening for some night photography. I’ll write about that in my next post.
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Might have to take a trip there just to see the fish lute!