Monday, October 25, 2010

What we did last weekend- Castles

I have always been a very big fan of history, and there is nothing that I love more than seeing history in action. Here in Belgium there are many castles to be visited and the two that we were at last weekend were wonderful.

The first castle was in the Namur area, in a small town of Celles-Veres. The castle is beautiful, set up on a small hill with its towers it looks like something from another time. Inside of the castle, they have opened the rooms with traditional furniture and settings. We had a lovely time at this castle.

The second castle that we went to was in Sainte-Anne. It was a completely different type of castle, not as tall, but definitely interesting. Also, with lovely furniture and settings inside. This castle had a mote surrounding it and lovely gardens inside the court.

These were the first European castles that I have ever been too, and I really enjoyed seeing them. I think what was even greater was that I am reading the new Phillipa Gregory book (The Red Queen) and it was nice to have a real life picture to go with the book.


  1. Yay! Castles! I like how you specified "European" Castles. We were thinking of doing a European road trip this summer. Will you be around?

  2. We will! and we would love for you to come and stay with us!!!