Strandhotel Bos en Duin
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Wednesday 17th September 2014
It is another lovely warm sunny day, again in the high 20's. We set off for another pleasant short sail where once again we saw several boats enjoying the gently breeze, but one in particular was a barge with full sail up.
We arrived in Herkingen which is another village very badly hit by the 1953 floods. They now have some of the tallest flood defence dykes in ...
... to Burg Square, where the Stadhuis, Bishop's Palace, and Heliga blodets kyrka (the Church of the Holy Blood) are located, the latter of which perhaps unsurprisingly claims to hold a sample of Christ's blood within its walls. Next, we walked to Bruges' other major plaza, Grote Markt, home to its most famous site, the Belfort. Originally constructed in the 1200s (but rebuilt after a fire), the belfry once housed the treasury and municipal ...
... and browse the artwork. Some guy called Memling: A famous Flemish artist. As it was an old hospital they also had some early medical equipment which was a bit scary, especially since they didn't have anaesthetic. We continued the tour through the streets, identifying the major points of interest and orientating ourselves to the town. Brugge is a medieval town that some people have said has been pickled because it has retained a lot of its character. It used ...
... 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. ...
- First off all we will be writing this blog in English so that everybody can read our blog and can follow us wherever we shall go. The story goes like this. Two years ago we started to shape our dream house & life on the glass wall in the bathroom during a crazy and fun drawing session in a steamy and tropically hot shower. After two years we still have the same dreams we both shared. So we decided it was ...