Friday, April 03, 2015

""BELGIUM, in most itineraries, is visited conjointly with Holland...." Henry James #QotD

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"BELGIUM, in most itineraries, is visited conjointly with Holland. This is all very well so long as Belgium is visited first; and my advice to travellers who relish a method in their emotions is in this region to reverse the plan which is generally most judicious, and proceed in all confidence from south to north. Passing from the Low Countries into Flanders, you come back into the common world again — into a picturesque phase of it, certainly, and a country rich in architectural and artistic treasures."
p. 391
Henry James,  Transatlantic Sketches (1875) 

Whoops, this trip I went the wrong way! But headed back north to Holland on the return trip ...

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