Travel – Belgium

Saturday Snapshots #40

May 30, 2009

  Brussels Atomium - June 2007 The Atomium is one of the the most famous landmarks in Brussels.  Built for the 1958 Brussels World Fair, it consists of nine steel spheres connected in such a way by tunnels that the entire thing looks like an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.  The spheres contain exhibition halls and […]

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Blinde vinken braised in Grimbergen beer

December 13, 2007

So… you’ve eaten turkey, goose, duck, chicken, maybe even pheasant, Guinea fowl and quail.  But how about finches? No, don’t worry, not this little guy – you’d look like a cat eating a canary:  all bone-crunching and feather-spitting and not too much yumminess.  No, I’m talking about blinde vinken, which translates literally into "blind finches".  […]

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