I had meant to sleep on the plain last night but did not as I decided to watch the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It was not bad and not out there to imagine that man could be so stupid as to kill off everyone. But back to Brussels and the blog post. This is my personal blog so just a quick bit of business, nu UI review went well and I did not regret going with a MacBook Air versus a iPad on the first chance I had to like or dislike the decision. On the way over I also almost finished the book Endurance and I think I am more convinced that life when you think you know everything is not so interesting.
I was unsure as to what I thought of Brussels upon arrival and for much of the day. The Museums were actually great and people were quite friendly and it was a bit slower than a London or New York City. But after my meetings and my day about it hit me while I was in the Hotel pub grabbing a beer – Brussels reminded me of Paris but was simply as cool as Madrid.
I really enjoyed The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the other museums. I never get tired of art. I am sure there are dozens that can describe art, technique, and medium or supposed meaning better than I. However, I would argue I am amongst the best at feeling and enjoying art.
I think North Americans could learn from Europeans as related to working together, too many people in North America have become too full of themselves and adorn themselves with all kinds of credentials that they do not really poses. I spent some time talking about Privacy and Accessibility today and that was great but the fresh seafood was best.
Tomorrow I am fortunate to have the day off and I will head to Ghent and Bruges to get an idea of how things were in the past, nothing could be more fun (to me)! Driving through the Flemish countryside will be a huge plus and today I learned how to use my camera, so it should be a good photo day.
Today I also had the opportunity to go to the Belvue! Museum and it was great. A good bit of Belgium history and there were some great photos of the US 2nd Armor division and the role that it played in WWII. I am now at the point where the only two countries I need to step in to match my fathers steps during WWII and Korea would be North and South Korea and as luck would have it North Korea just opened itself up to limited tourism.
Time to hit the street and then get some sleep. I have to remember that I will be awake on Sunday night – in the states to watch the Eagles Kill the Giants!
I have posted photos from today at yonaitis.shutterfly.com and publicly at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.723447778088.2187522.39709758&type=1