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... Got to see the Book of Mormon for $27 (standing room only after several attempts of trying to win the lottery) - Became friends with one of the Actors on the show and got a backstage tour afterwards. - Hung out with the crew in their dressing rooms before going out with them - Was the first time, a must see, will be doing it again sometime soon! Opera: - thanks to Jacob who I ...
... This development
opened not only the trade in spices from the Levant, but also advanced commercial and financial techniques and a flood of capital that soon took over the banking of Bruges. The Bourse opened in 1309 ...
... out of focus. Zut! However, it is said to be the only Michelangelo
sculpture to ever leave Italy, bought and shipped to Bruges in 1504 by the
weathy Belgian who is buried under it.
The sculpture is very like the Pieta in St Peters Basilica in Rome,
although about a quarter of the size.
And that’s a wrap on another action-packed day. Up next: WW1 battlefields.
... By this point, I had started to weigh up which arm I could afford to lose first. Finally, doubled over with hunger cramps and swollen feet, I crawled through the doorway of Balls and Glory and dined on their finest balls, in all their glory. Delicious.
Full of balls, my afternoon began with a boat ride through the canal ways. As any tour guide will tell you, this is a must. Led by the multi-lingual captain, Justien, we sauntered casually along the ...
... put on about a hundred years ago.
We then made our way to the Church of Our Lady to see Michelangelo's Madonna and Child. It's a smallish statue, maybe about three feet high, and was one of young Michelangelo's first commissions. It was supposed to go in the cathedral in Siena, but then the bishop was elected pope, and Michelangelo was never paid. Eventually it was bought by a rich family from Bruges and put behind the altar in this church. It's ...