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... of art.
Yesterday I traveled to Ypres, to Flanders Fields. Not being a history buff, I still thought that being so close to that area I should learn about their experiences here during WWI. Even though 100 years have passed, people here still feel the effects of the Great War. Just last week a farmer was digging up a meadow that had lain fallow all those years, and at first he hit what turned out to be ...
... waves. And I thought it was only mad dogs and Englishmen went out…oh! Wait, no..that’s not right. It’s not mid -day and it’s certainly not sunny!!
Like all the resorts along the Belgian coast, the promenade at Blankenberge is very wide and lined with a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. Above the store fronts are inevitably stories upon stories of apartments with many still for sale. A 2 bedroomed apartment on the sea ...
... the second coming of 90's Seattle grunge.
Or the anti American street art in Barcelona that serves as the only reminder the last 4 centuries happened in the narrow lane ways and colorful terraces.
I suppose the texture of a city is the thing I find fascinating.
But I am being unfair to beautiful Brugge. The longer I spend there the more entranced I become.
How fortunate I am that delightful company ...
... was held here from 985. Even today it still host a market every that have handmade and local. Lacemaking is an industry which nowadays employs about one thousand lace workers, all of them ladies aged between fifty and ninety years of age. Lace factories do not exist in Bruges. The lace trade rose during the early Renaissance. Emperor Charles V decreed that lace-making should be a compulsory skill for girls in convents and beguinages throughout Flanders. ...
After a lovely fried egg on toast to see the day off, we ventured into Bergues and had a walk round the very quent town. Explored the old wall which really was quite fascinating running round the town, with a walkway on top of a majority of it. Looked also to be in the process of restoring sections that were in ruins, back to their former glory. Then we drove across the boader into Belgium, the only visible ...