Hotel 'T Bosje
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... to stop
and look at. You just come upon another
Church or a building of some significance to the city. We happened upon St.
Magdalene’s Church this way.
Next we viewed Begijnhof.
This area had a courtyard that housed a Benedictine Monastery and the
Beguinage Church. In the middle of the
courtyard was a green space with grass flowers and trees. There are signs
around requesting complete silence. In
several of ...
... my options I discovered that I could go directly by train to Bruges, and from there visit the famous cities in the region.
Outcome of my visit to Bruges:
#1: In the beginning of autumn without too many tourists, the old city is superb:
#2: There are wonderful sweets everywhere! It's really hard...
#3: The sewers are really shallow due to the water level, and there is something of a bathroom smell over some parts of the city.
... a more direct route as we need to check into our hotel before 11:00 p.m. to preserve our room reservation. Our new route took us thru Dutch farmland. The highways were lightly traveled, well-maintained, clean and well-marked, and frequented with sane, conservative, courteous drivers. Along nearly every auto highway were paved bike/ walk paths. We saw walkers and bike riders everywhere. We've seen nice paths before, in our ...
... stop just like my Millenium bunch :)
The ride back into Brugge went a different route through the countryside. We were told the interesting story and example (see photo) of how the saying "daylight robbery" came about. The government introduced window tax, the more windows you had the higher your taxes were. The people cried you are robbing us of our daylight as many could not afford to pay and bricked up ...
... a pole on the second floor. "That is the only Texas flag you'll see in Bruges!" she said with a chuckle. We hung a left and arrived at the church. People were filing out, and she quickly realized that Mass had just concluded. And then the organ started playing. She actually jumped with excitement, which in turn made me excited. As people filed out, we walked in, taking in the scene to the tune of the hauntingly beautiful organ. When the organ concluded and we were done ...