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... was published in Bruges by William Caxton. This is also the when Edward IV and Richard III of England spent time in exile here.
Decline after 1500
Bruges on the Ferraris map (around 1775)
... Dr John McCrae. Today though there were no poppies in the fields. After our long day we were ready to go back to our hostel to relax but when we arrived saw a sign up sheet for beer tasting, with no where else to be we spent the next hour learning about the art of beer and tasting 5 Belgium beer's which ranged in alcohol contents from 4 to 10 percents, with one beer being a monk trappist ...
... available in this town. I think we sampled about 4! The following week was about discovering Amsterdam and surrounds. We went to a museum village where there are original windmills from the 1600's! And we also had fish at a small fishing town. I spend an entire day walking the canals, also visited Ana Frank's house - this was a very moving and confronting experience; also went to the Van Gogh museum and the markets. Most interesting I did a night walking tour of the Red Light ...
... of Our Lady built in the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries where Michelangelo's Madonna and Child is located. His only work outside Italy.
We climbed the Belfort- stunning octagonal tower where the city's medieval charter of rights is held. Just 366 steps up a winding small chamber for a great view. The Groeninge Museum houses a superb collection of early oil painting dating back to the 1400's, pretty amazing and well maintained.
... Michelangelo “Madonna & Child”).
And Bruges is famous for its lace and chocolate, which render the shop windows all the more alluring.
In the afternoon I took a longish walk to the northeast corner of the city, where I found several large, old, very still windmills. (Although some of this ilk still assist in keeping the low country ...