Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
As you can imagine, The Viking and I had an extra travel companion in Ostend: Flat Ruthie! Here she is, breathing some fresh air at the North Sea:
Next, we took her to the Langestraat (Long Street). There are a lot of pubs, clubs and restaurants here, but it has a bit of a rundown look nowadays. In the 60ies and 70ies however, there used to be a dancing in this street, which was the only one in Belgium which played black music like soul and funk. The manager of this dancing was the same man who met Marvin Gaye in London and convinced him to come to Belgium.
Afterwards, we took Flat Ruthie to the Casino-Kursaal, which is one of the biggest landmarks of Ostend. This is more than a casino, it’s also a concert hall and a restaurant. Don’t worry, Flat Ruthie didn’t gamble and neither did we!
Have a look here at her other adventures!