Today I finally had a bit of time to upload some pictures from the Côte de Granit Rose or Pink Granite Coast in Northern France. This spectacular part of the cost line in Brittany is dominated by huge granite rocks that very often shine in a pink color. I was very lucky with the weather when I was there on October 27, 2014. Please go to my gallery for the pictures.
This city in the Belgian province of West Flanders was so far my definitive highlight. I had very high expectations – but they were actually surpassed when finally arriving there.
Had the opportunity to visit the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. This used to be the City Hall until Luis Napoleon became king and transformed it into his palace. He then later had to leave quite quickly when his brother lost his empire. Therefore he left all of the expensive furniture behind. The interior was afterwards mostly kept as it is. The palace is today only used for official receptions and matters of state. Please go to my gallery for the pictures.
During my short stay in Utrecht I have noticed two interesting things. Unfortunately the weather was really bad. Otherwise I probably would have stayed longer. Utrecht is about 40 minutes south of Amsterdam and has grown to be the fourth largest city in the Netherlands.