The capitol of the Dutch province Limburg is Maastricht. It’s a very old city. You will definitely like Maastricht if you love cities that have a medieval feel to them. I personally love feeling like I’ve gone back in time, walking through narrow streets over little brick roads. It almost makes you feel like a medieval princes! Bring your prince and the trip can begin (of course you can also bring your fellow princesses or just go by yourself).
Every medieval city is build around a church. I highly recommend to note down a visit to one of these churches on your travel list! Dutch churches are not as strict as for example Italian ones when it comes down to what kind of garments you wear. It’s better to wear a shirt that covers your shoulders and you might wanna leave your hot pants at home, but even if you don’t there will be many churches that would still let you in.
Chris tried to be artistic with this shot, I think it worked out pretty well didn’t it?
If I had to choose my favorite picture out of all of the ones in this post it would be this one. Ever since I was young I’ve been fascinated by willow trees. The way their branches hang over water and sway in the wind, it’s just magical. This one reminded me of the Old Willow Tree in Part I of the Lord of the Rings!
The bricks you see here are called ‘kinderkoppen’ which literarily translated means children’s heads. Rather lugubrious isn’t it? I tried looking up on the internet why we call these bricks kinderkoppen, but I couldn’t find an answer. If you happen to know leave me a comment!
At the end of the day I was exhausted from all the walking we did so I decided tak take a little nap. I am the kind of person that doesn’t really care what others (especially strangers on the street) think. Being shameless to a certain extent can be rather liberating.
This picture is taken from a broken window of an old empty factory. There are many many abandoned factories like this on the outskirts of the city. At the front of one of them an artist was living. He told us not to go inside these halls, because of junkies and drugs dealers hanging out here.
I must say that I was still kind of temped to go inside. For some reason I’m always drawn to abandoned places… No wonder I am Legend is one of my favourite movies. I mean who wouldn’t want to walk through a town that is completely abandoned and where time has stood still?!