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... trend of Christmas markets continues here also.. We find two separate ones..one based more on dining & socialising whilst around the town ice skating rink..the other more festive gifts, apparel etc.. All in the specially made chalets we've seen elsewhere.After much wandering, admiring and a few refreshment stops..the ambiance is so festive & inviting ...we retire satisfied to our local B&B for a good nights sleep..
... and significant wealth to the city. Many of the buildings date from that period – the "Burgundian" age, as they call it. Unfortunately, the Burgundian court left the city later in the 15th century and Bruges went into a decline and then suffered a series of wars and changes of political power over the following centuries. It was in the 19th century when a novel, Bruges la Morte, ...
... preserved medieval town from the 1300's (Steve's description). When we arrived there were tons of people here because a cruse ship was leaving from here. It settled down later in the day. We could not check into our hotel right away so we dropped off our luggage and headed to a bar we heard about in the Sentinel for lunch. They were closed but the manager happened to walk out while we were ...
Today was a full day of
Bruges. We woke up nice and early and after getting ready headed off to
explore Bruges. Our initial plan was to hit a local bakery first but like
most of our eating plans on this trip it didn’t quite work out as designed.
Our wires got crossed a bit and we missed the bakery, going straight when we
should have gone right. Everything is so expensive in the center of town
that there it is hard to justify the cost ...
... strictly utilitarian, but others are in done in pretty shapes, like fleurs-de-lys or anchors.
We walked a route similar to the one Rolinka led us on yesterday, and when we got to the Burg square, there was an old-fashioned bus that looked like something the von Trapps would ride around in. In this case, it was hired for a wedding, and we watched the bride get out and be escorted into the town hall by her father. Belgians must be married in front of ...