This weekend, PJ and I decided to do a little bit of exploring in one of his favourite cities by the coast: Oostende. The city has had different mural artists come in over the last couple of years to give the city a little bit of art on its walls; the whole project is called the Crystal Ship. We first planned to ride some bikes around, but quickly decided to make a walk out of it with this map! My personal favourite was this little UFO poll – we didn’t even notice them at first.
Bracelet // Bought at a hippie shop in Valencia
We finally stopped for some coffee at the cutest little cafe called Albrecht
, then continued on with our search for more murals, before finally stopping at the new Upstairs Hotel
to check out the interior and give ourselves a tiny break.
We finished our afternoon with some sea-snacks by the water before driving to the ‘other side’ of the city (usually you can take a little ferry across, but we decided to save some time and take the car) to one of the larger murals.
It was really fun exploring with PJ – he was so proud of our art walk and how beautiful this little Belgian coastal spot is!
If I’m being honest (which is tough because I’ve spent the last 3.5 years bitching about Belgium), I loved it too.