The Ghent Altarpiece

Better late than never! This is my travelog about Ghent, Belgium where we saw The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the most impressive work to come out of the Northern Renaissance. It was also Adolph Hitler’s most coveted work for his Führer Museum in Linz, Austria, which was never built. I learned all this reading The Monuments Men about the Allied military units who tracked down and saved … Continue reading The Ghent Altarpiece

Brussels and the Magritte Museum

God bless the USO, without which we would not have cheap bus tours to world capitals from our neck of the woods. We went to Brussels over the weekend with one such tour group, an experience in itself. Normally, I love to show up in a foreign city, hit the ground with my own two feet, exploring and seeing only the things I want to … Continue reading Brussels and the Magritte Museum