In some ways it’s a treat to be home from vacation — I can approach my house-projects in new ways and with new energy. But if my home is my ‘castle’ I can’t help comparing it to one we just toured…
Some of best times come on days that aren’t pre-planned. Sam’s been wanting to tour a medieval castle. We were on vacation last week in Brussels when he did a little extra reading in our guide book and noticed the Castle of the Counts, in Ghent.
We hadn’t planned our trip in detail, so it was easy to take a day trip to see it. Of course it’s been heavily restored, but what structure dating back to 1180 hasn’t? By the 14th Century the Counts of Flanders had moved on (I’m guessing they downsized), and the castle was used for other purposes until the 1880s when the city of Ghent started restoration.
One of the projects I most need to tackle here at home is bathroom remodeling, so of course I wanted a look at the loo —
It’s a nice look, plain and simple, but a little basic for my needs.
Along the way up we toured through instruments of torture, so it was a relief to come out into the open, where there’s a great view.
Did you see anything to inspire your home renovation?
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