Opera Royal de Wallonie

Today marked another first for me – the Opera.  I have always wanted to go, but never the chance.   I didn’t see a show, but rather had a tour and learned just how much effort goes into production. This knowledge makes me appreciate it all even more.

The beauty of this building is remarkable and even the restorations are something to be admired. I am in awe of the things I have seen, thus far, and I still have 8 more days.

Interior Opera Royal de Wallonie
Interior Opera Royal de Wallonie

 

Maastricht, Netherlands

Today I spent the day in Maastricht, an important city for American artists and art personnel. I visited the Bonnefanten Museum and enjoyed it very much. It isn’t a big institution, but the collection is one of the best that I have seen. A lot of installation works and also (my favorite) minimalist works.

The art was wonderful, but I found the company I was with to be even better. What is the point of experiencing such wonderful things if you can’t share them? I want to do this more often – experience and share.

Here is a photo that some might find dis interesting, but the romanticism and reality of it makes it a perfect sum of my time in Maastricht, Netherlands.

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Liege, Belgium

I have arrived in Liege, Belgium and I can honestly say it is another world. Not better, not worse, just different. The people are much the same, only better dressed. I notice so many little differences that I find endearing and special, that I wish to adopt into my own life back home. The mentality is of life first, then everything else is secondary. I don’t see too many people with their faces turned to their phones (the younger generation does this more) and the conversations come from all sides. This is special to me as Americans have a much more secluded and technological relationships. I don’t want this.

I am much more relaxed and looking forward to the rest of my time here.

View do Liege, Belgium
View do Liege, Belgium