Maastricht & The Three Countries Point
The last section of our trip was disrupted from the start. It took too long to get a “low-emission” permit for Aachen, so we went via Maastricht instead, and what a gem. We parked in a hidden underground car park by the river Meuse and had a burger for lunch before moving on. It is a beautiful town that deserves more recognition, though, of course, that would bring more tourists and all that goes with it.
Our plan had been to leave Ghent and visit Aachen Cathederal and the Three-Countries Point. Unfortunately, it was on-and-off raining, and we decided to see these on our way back to Belgium instead, and looking around the internet, we discovered the Museum of Public Transport in Wallonia, in Liège. Now to be fair, I’m not into that sort of thing, but Louise was like a kid in a playground. I’ve not seen her smile and grin so much in years, at least not while sober.
Warning: Photo heavy. On Friday 20th June, 2014 at about 2pm, Louise and I headed off to St. Pancras International for the first leg of our French Adventure 2014. We ate a lunch at the Betjeman Arms and meandered over to the check-in for Eurostar. No sooner had we got through than they announced that the train was boarding. Next stop, Paris Gare du Nord.
This afternoon, Louise and I went down into the lost world of Aldwych Station on a tour by the LT Museum. We were given an interesting talk on the history and downfall of the station, including how it was built to serve the Aldwych Theatre (but ironically came to be built on the site of the aforementioned), how it was used as storage for the British Museum in WW1, an air raid shelter in WW2 and of course, film sets and TfL training up until now. (more…)
This looks like fun!
British Museum – Vikings.