Hi there Polkadot!
Last Saturday I ventured out with my mother and sister to visit the History at the Movies expo in Ghent. I am a sucker for historical drama, be it in series or in movies. In Dutch we call that genre ‘costume movies’. So when I found out there was an expo putting the costumes in the spotlight, featuring some of my favorite series as ‘The White Queen’, ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Downton Abbey’, I couldn’t stay away!
The setting is ‘The Saint Peters Abbey’, one of the historical houses in Ghent. Just look at that ceiling.
At the end of the expo, there was a big table set up with hats, bonnets, clothing to try on. Of course I had to put on some real ‘Jane Austen like’ bonnets, for your entertainment of course.
Going into the Saint Peters square in Ghent, we passed the ‘Art Avenue’ and what a treat it was. I rarely visit Ghent on foot, most of the time I’m by car and we park nearby the shopping district. I had never been on the Art Avenue so I had to take my time and look at the beautiful fin de siècle buildings.
So beautiful! There was a building on the other side of the street with a gorgeous Art Nouveau facade that was for rent! I borrowed this picture from the realtors website:
Just dreamy if you ask me. Look at all the details around that front door. It makes the building next to it a little ‘plain Jane’.
Life is just full of little treasures 🙂 I’m really looking forward to our upcoming holiday to Lorraine in France. Finally I will be visiting the Villa Majorelle and the museum of the ‘Ecole de Nancy’. I’m really excited! I won’t be able to take pictures of the exterior of the villa because it will be in renovation. But I buy a big book full of pictures taken by real photographers to compensate!
Talk to you soon!