My Illlustrated Travel Journal with Essays about Roman and Mediaeval History and some Geology


31.3.17
  Travelling to Flanders

I'm off until April 10th, visiting Flanders. Like I totally need another 2,000 or so photos. :-)

The raised bog in the Solling in August

I wanted to go there for quite some time and visit the towns of Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp. There should be some flamboyant Gothic churches, a really impressive castle (Gravensteen in Ghent) and lots of pretty old houses, some of them along lovely canals. I hope there will be some sunshine.

The heather in bloom

I'll stop in Aix-en-Chapelle (Aachen) on the way, to take a few photos of Charlamagne's famous palatine chapel, and on the way back I put Tongeren - the ancient Atuatuca Tungrorum - on the list, because Romans. *grins* We can't have Aelius Rufus sulk in some bath because he never gets the chance to tell you more about some Roman remains.

A bog pond

Since I finally caved in an got me a mobile phone - a Lenovo android, to be exact - I might be able to take some additional photos with that one and post them directly on Twitter in the evenings. You can check my Twitter link which leads to my main page on the sidebar. It's not necessary to 'follow' me on Twitter to read my chirpings. :-)

Summer flowers at the Bruchteiche shores

Since I didn't want to leave you without any photos, here are some of the raised bog in the Solling in August when the heather was blooming, and two more from the Bruchteiche reservoir near Bad Sooden-Allendorf.

The Bruchteiche near Bad Sooden-Allendorf

Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp were members of the Hanseatic League, grown rich mostly on the trade with wool from England which they turned into fine cloth and sold with a nice profit. It will be interesting to compare them to the Hanseatic towns in Germany which I visited in 2015.


 
Comments:
What a fantastic trip! Look forward to your reports. I've never bee to Ghent.
 
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The Lost Fort is a travel journal and history blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and other places. It includes essays on Roman and Mediaeval history, as well as some geology, illustrated with photos of old castles and churches, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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