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Belgium:

 

Brugge, page 1 (of 2)


Typical street scene in Brugge.

We travelled to Brugge in Belgium via train, from Maastricht in The Netherlands. Some of the larger places we went through in Belgium included Bressoux, Liege, Landen, Leuven, Bruxelles, and Gent, before getting to Brugge.

We found Brugge to be a whole town that had been maintained from medieval times. It is a stunning place with huge church towers, lots of fabulous historic buildings, canals, cobble stone roads, rows of historic terrace houses and lots of very nice surprises everywhere.

We stayed at a hotel that was like a castle, called "Rembrandt-Rubens Hotel". It was apparently converted from a huge home built in 1600.

 

 

The 122 metre high tower of the "Church of Our Lady", seen behind a serene scene of cottages built along the edge of a canal.

 

 

 

Here there is only room for one direction of automobile traffic.

We visited the "Church of Our Lady" to see the marble statue of "Madonna and Child", by Michelangelo. It was marvellous to be able to see such a work up close, without the protections that are more typical for statues by Michelangelo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Serene view, late afternoon.

 

 

 

View of the small square from our hotel window.

 

 

 


One of my favourite photographs from our trip. It turned out to be an excellent coincidence of location, light and direction.

 

 

 

Interesting ancient brick archways.

 

 

 

 

 


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