#BeautifulSunday – the best Hidden Gem in Brussels city – 🍷Goupil le Fol 美好的周日:布鲁塞尔别有洞天的复古红酒吧

I spend this weekend in Brussels city. I love this city. Long time ago I wrote something about this lovely city already. My Sunday is lazy and relaxed as usual. Today I’d like to take you to my favorite hidden gem in Brussels – an absolutely beautiful wine bar right in the heart of Brussels.

这周末我在布鲁塞尔过,我非常喜欢这个城市。我曾经写过一篇从不喜欢到喜欢这个城市的小故事。在这个悠闲慵懒的周日,我带你们去一家位于布鲁塞尔中心别具一格,有点复古的红酒吧。

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Those lovely Art Nouveau buildings I‘ve seen throughout Europe 我在欧洲这些年看过的新艺术风格建筑

When it comes to Art Nouveau, many might first think of Antoni Gaudí’s modernism masterpieces in Barcelona or the famous Metropolitan metro stops in Paris. Art Nouveau was originally a reaction to the academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers. Nowadays, Art Nouveau architectures can be found in many cities in Europe and Russia.

I’m a great fan of art nouveau buildings. I’d like to show you those lovely buildings I come across during my stay in Belgium and my trips around Europe throughout these years. Brussels is known as a city full of architecture of Art Nouveau or Art Deco. It’s home to the famous architect Victor Horta. As I go to Brussels quite often, I’ve discovered a few nice buildings.

提到新艺术主义的建筑风格,想必很多人首先会想到西班牙的奇才建筑师高迪和他在巴塞罗那留下的无数新艺术建筑,或许你也会想到巴黎那个著名的Metropolitan地铁站牌的经典设计。新艺术运动的名字源于Samuel Bing在巴黎开设的一间名为“新艺术之家”的商店,那里陈列的都是按这种风格所设计的产品。新艺术主义建筑的特点是大胆的运用颜色和曲线。

我虽然不是特别懂建筑,单纯觉得新艺术主义风格非常的可爱。布鲁塞尔是著名艺术家维克多·奥塔的故乡,他留下了很多建筑在这座城市。住在布鲁塞尔的这些日子,我都会留意周边的新艺术主义建筑。平常去旅行也会特地留意一下当地的特色建筑。今天我想把我收集到的新艺术主义建筑都分享给大家。

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[Trip Report] Bolivian Natural Hot Springs under the 6,542m Nevado Sajama 在玻利维亚雪山看羊驼,泡天然温泉

Nevado Sajama is an extinct volcano and the highest peak in Bolivia. It’s located near the border between Bolivia and Chile. Sajama National Park is my favorite spot in Bolivia. There I experienced the wonderful natural “Aguas Termales”, hot springs.

I’ve been to some spa places in some other countries but this one was absolutely amazing, I was surrounded by the absolute nature, there were almost no tourists that day. Therefore, paying around 4 euro you get one of the world’s most beautiful natural hot spring for yourself.

萨哈马火山是位于智利和玻利维亚交界处的萨哈马国家公园。这也是我在玻利维亚众多美景之中最喜欢的一处。尤其是这里的一处天然温泉,真是太棒了。

我在其他一些国家去过一些温泉,但是萨哈马的这个天然温泉太特别了。背景就是萨哈马这座复式火山,它也是玻利维亚的最高峰,有6542米高。在这里泡温泉的时候,我感觉完全被自然笼罩。由于毕竟偏僻,萨哈马国家公园的游客很少。春天的时候,一天只要不到10个游客来这里。我去的时候更是有人寥寥无几,每天晃悠,遇到的都是同样的几个人。

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Trip to Claude Monet’s Home and Gardens in Giverny 法国诺曼底的莫奈花园

Today I went on a day trip to Claude Monet’s House and Gardens in Giverny. I’ve heard about Monet’s story of Giverny before and I always wanted to visit it one day. Monet noticed Giverny while looking out of a train window. Later he rented a house at the area. In 1890 he gathered enough money to buy the house and created the magnificent gardens he wanted to paint.

I’ve seen many of his paintings he painted in the garden before, which made me want to visit Giverny one day. Claude Monet is not only a genius impressionist painter, but also a very talented gardener. His garden in Giverny is all gardeners’ dream. The gardens were filled with beautiful flowers. Some I had never seen before.

今天我去了法国诺曼底去的吉维尼市。这个小城以莫奈曾经住过的花园闻名。之前听说过莫奈和吉维尼的故事,以及花园的一些介绍,一直想来这里看看。据说莫奈有一次从经过吉维尼的火车车窗眺望这个城市,觉得这里宁静有美丽。后来他在这附近租了一个房子,直到1890年,莫奈攒够了钱买了一大块地,小部分建成了房子,大部分的地建成了这个传奇的花园,自那以后,莫奈经常在花园里作画,也诞生了很多像《睡莲》这样有名的画作。

我看过莫奈在这个花园创作一些画,觉得很震惊。今天终于可以来到这里一探究竟。莫奈不仅仅是个天才的印象派画家,也是个非常有灵气的花园家。所以来过这个花园的人都不禁惊叹。这个吉维尼花园成了很多人的梦想花园。对我来说这里甚至像是花卉的百科全书,很多的花我以前都没怎么见过。

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