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... wonderful canals threaded through the town and walking was easy.
Our apartment was overlooking one of the canals and we were always hanging out the window enjoying the view. We had a large 3 bedroom so we had plenty of room for everyone and most importantly for Mike to cook for us. We were also close to the oldest pub in Belgium which has been trading for 500 years. Obviously, we had to check it out.
We walked the canals, shopped ...
... they accepted cards and then at the end of the meal told they didn't accept cards. Thankfully we had cash but we didn't get our bill, so we put €10 each down and left. They were lucky to get that €20. Sadly I don't know where this restaurant is or what is was called but you will find it by going to the nearest galleries to the train station and getting to the middle of the gallery. On Saturday we went on a trip to the battle fields of Flanders and ...
... enjoy the sites and the day.
Next on the agenda was our canal cruise. It was a pretty short walk back to the canal and they loaded us into one of the low, open canal boats. They actually put two more people in the boat than its normal capacity, so it was a bit cozy, but okay. The canals are no longer used for anything but tourism – and it was a great way (especially since the rain had stopped) so see the buildings up close ...
... makes concessions in life, most to the wealth of passion & soul, but few to the wealth of money & security. I felt akin to this nutty Dutchman. And I immediately needed to see the paintings.
'You can moan about Monet
And get silly ´bout Cezanne
You can rave about Degas
And go crazy ´bout Gauguin
But if you wanna see the Blues
Oh, Vincent, he´s your man.' ~ David Olney
Some of these pieces ...
... of old Brugge, and again were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the museum.
Also on our walk we watched two bridges open, one to let larger boats move around the perimeter of central Brugge whilst heading to the sea, and the other smaller pedestrian bridge being lifted to let smaller boats move into the internal waterways -quiet fascinating.
We also discovered on the walk ...