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... row of quaint homes, retail small or large and restaurants, eateries galore.One never gets lost, just look for the famous "Belfry" and head in that direction. The most important of Bruges’ towers stands 83 metres tall. It houses a treasure-chamber, an impressive clock mechanism and a carillon with 47 silvertoned bells. Your reward after a climb up the tower’s 366 stairs is a breathtaking and ...
... Beguines were a group of women who weren’t nuns ie didn’t take vows, but lived together and did good works. The second walking tour was the “Burgundian” tour which covered the parts of the city built during the period when the Dukes of Burgundy lived in Bruges, including:
- The Welcome Church of Our Lady which dates mainly from the 13th- 15th centuries. Its tower, at 122.3 meters ...
... hearty breakfast provided by our landlady, lots of fresh bread, deli meat and cheese. We then put on our tourist hats, fanny packs, and ugly shorts, lathered on sunscreen and strapped a camera to our neck to join the throngs of tourists in the streets. Our first stop was the Historium, which was as bad as one might expect given the name. It follows a cheesy and predictable day in the life of a young man in Brugge who is frankly terrible at ...
... the canals. It was a nice,
though cramped, overview of the city from the canals. We went in and out
of various canals, each leading to a different discovery.
Once the boat tour was over we
meandered along the streets, past a small flea market where vendors were
selling much of the same type of antiques and crafts you would see in the
states but many more you would not. There was one vendor with a selection
of old keys from all ...
... a hospice, really). There was a good altarpiece painted by Memling that in one section showed John the Divine dreaming about the Apocalypse. There was also a large reliquary painted to show the martyrdom of St. Ursula and her 11,000 virgins. Turns out, Ursula only had 11 virgins, there having been a misinterpretation of the Roman abbreviation for "11 holy virgins," which could also be read as Roman numerals for 11,000. Imagine traveling with 11,000 young girls in ...