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... in bruges has reminded me of how much I like visiting small towns in europe after being in paris. A lot of people come to europe and make the mistake of only going to the huge cities but never come to places like bath, rouen, or bruges. There's more charm, more local culture, people are much more open and friendly, and everything is in walking distance. You get a real feel for the country and it's people, which isn't always there in larger cities. Going ...
... out of focus. Zut! However, it is said to be the only Michelangelo
sculpture to ever leave Italy, bought and shipped to Bruges in 1504 by the
weathy Belgian who is buried under it.
The sculpture is very like the Pieta in St Peters Basilica in Rome,
although about a quarter of the size.
And that’s a wrap on another action-packed day. Up next: WW1 battlefields.
... through the city on the internet, until I reached the Grand Place. It was full of tents and things, as it seems that I just happened to crash a Bruges party. On the way to Grand Place, I passed a chocolate shop (surprise!) that seemed to have chocolate lady parts in the window. Ha ha, I thought to myself. My but you have a dirty mind. You think those are chocolate lady bits. I went over to see what they actually were….only to find that they were really ...
... So its an ecclectic bunch.
Lots of pictures today. I actually brought my camera.
There is a vile of blood which is supposed a few drops of Jesus's original blood. They are dried now, but there are a few documented miracles where it turns back into liquid.
Weather is holding up quite nicely and we are enjoying it as much as possible!
The family has a friend who ...
... The standout, which was actually near the center, not in it, was the Basilica of the Holy Blood. It is a very cool, almost macabre-looking church with a round pod-style pulpit. But this is not the main draw to the church! Once inside, people line up to take a look at, kiss, pray to, etc., the Holy Blood of Jesus, carried around from person to person since the time of the Crusades, then settling finally in Bruges. It was cool to see ...