The preparation for this week ABC Wednesday made me think about at least four possible words starting with R:
R is for Room, Roof, Recommendation and Restaurants at Rue de Bouchers
In a way all these words was linked together as I normally take photos of the view from my hotel Rooms and many times the window is higher than the Roofs below. Sometimes places I have visited when staying at these hotels, are on my Recommendation list like Rue de Bouchers in Brussel.With the atmospheric charm and the cuisine, Rue de Boucher is a walking thoroughfare abounding with 17th century stepped gables, decorated doorways, cafes and restaurants with lavish pavement displays of seafood, piled high on mounds of ice. It is often called a "tourist trap" in regards to menu prices and quality of food, but I liked the atmosphere and will Recommend you to go there.
The Restaurant painting above I made out of my visit there in 2006.
The original display of seafood in front of the Restaurants looks like this.Some of you have of course seen the movie "Room with a view" from 1985 with Maggy Smith as the chaperone in Florence. The view from my hotelroom in Brussel was these Roofs:From the hotel Rooms in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai I shot these photos of the Roofs below:I also Recommend you to visit the spectacular Roof at the new Oriente Railroad Station in Lisbon. The Oriente station is an inter-modal terminal: Its facilities serve and interconnect several forms of transport. Passengers can change between metropolitan, long- and medium-haul regional and international trains. There are connections into the underground system, national and metropolitan buses or taxis. There is also an airport link and check-in facilities.Other fabulous and Recommended Roofs are the Trulli in Alberobello, Italy, the Dome at the Cinema Colosseum and the Pave Roof on the New Opera House in Oslo, Norway.
The Roofs at the Restaurant area Boat Quay in Singapore and the City Hall in Sintra, Portugal are also places to visit:
When I climb up in towers and hills on my journeys, I find motives like the Roofs in Tavira, Algarve, Southern Portugal, and like the medieval Moorish part of Granada, Spain like Albayzin.
The Roofs of houses seen from the city mountain in Ålesund, Norway, and at my own summer Residential area, just Require to be presented with photos in this blogpost
Many of these places is on the list of World Heritage sites and if you want to see more photos based upon the letter R, visit MrsNesbitts Place.
But before you leave, join us at the ground in front of the Berlaymont building which houses the European Commission Headquarter in Brussel.
R is also for the Representative Refinement of my wife.