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... completely missed the 21st century because of its failed economy. It became so poor that no one bothered to modernize it. It now enjoys a prosperous tourist trade. The town has thirty churches, twenty-nine of which are Catholic. Steeples spire to the clouds at every turn and we found ourselves chasing one after the other. Later we took a canal boat tour which was a fun way to see the architecture. Bruges is an amazing place to ...
Today we are in Bruges, Belgium. One of the few places in my itinerary which I've already visited before. This time however, I have my parents, brother and great auntie on board for a 2 night cruise. Generally advertised as a taster of what ship life is like, also ideal for stag and hen dos. Firstly I'm going to point out that I'm out of installation which means we only do our scheduled shows now, no ...
... we ended up at the very beautiful church of St Peter and St Paul. The smell of incense was evident as soon as you entered. Geoff sniffed appreciatively and thought of St Stephens. . We were particularly impressed with the 20th century modern glass,designed by Michiel Martens. Not just one window but as Geoff put it 'a job lot'. It was a post war installation and extremely attractive with a mixture of styles and colour changes. Well ...
... been removed
as Belgium a number of times as a spoil of war, finally being returned to its
rightful home. The church is undergoing quite a huge renovation so we
were able to gain entry for 2E versus the normal 6. Even with all of the
construction and renovation, the church and its famous sculpture were very
impressive. The shower previously mentioned had started right after we
entered the church…. talk about getting in line at the ...
... previously walled area.
Push bikes are a very popular means of transport for people of all ages with young, old and family groups zooming around the cobbled streets, often ignoring the one way signs!
We stayed at the very comfortable four star Hotel Prinsenhof, located in the old city with its maze of one way cobbled streets that we were quiet happy to explore on foot, as we had spent ...