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... in at night. As you will see at the lake of love, Bruges has a lot of swans and other Belgium cities don't. After having a serious fallout with Maximilian (the emperor if Austria and second most powerful man in Europe, only to the pope) the Bruge townsfolk made the mistake of killing Pieter Lanchals, Maximilian's counsellor and friend. Lanchals means long neck and the family logo had a white swan. It is said, as part of his revenge, Maximilian forced the city to keep swans ...
... rebuilding of the Cloth Hall. Interestingly, when St. Martin's Cathedral was rebuilt from its ruins under the leadership of Jules Coomans, the shape of the spire was changed. Pre-1914 the spire had been a square tower. During the period of restoration of Ypres' historic buildings leading up to 1914 Jules Coomans had had plans to change the cathedral spire to a pointed one. When the new “gothic” cathedral was finished in 1930 it had been rebuilt with a pointed spire.
16th April: We arrived in Bruges at 10:00am and had to be back by 4:30pm so we had most of the day to explore the town. The first thing we did was go to the Belfort Tower but the line to go up it would have taken 3 hours so we thought that we'd skip it so we wouldn't waste time. After that we got lost trying to find the River Cruises and when we found them we had also missed ...
Well needless to say.. we were not feeling all that great- still had energy to sass Suzie and Katie though (Katie had woken up with no pants on and couldn't work out how that occurred..)
We fortunately.. or perhaps unfortunately ran into our friends from the night before and poor Suzie looked mortified.. I personally loved every moment though.
We then headed into the city centre for some Belgian famous waffles and they did not disappoint! We actually ...
... a pub to sit in and had a beer (a local one apparently) which was really good, walked some more and sat in a park for half an hour before going and getting some fries, stocking up on beer from the supermarket and looking at the chocolate shops. We headed back to the car at 6ish then got home and went to the shop, had tea then chatted to a couple of reading guys and chilled with them and the Yorkshire and Aussie guy for our last night until 1ish then went to bed, very ...
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