Reflecting Brugge!

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(PLease click to enlarge). Excited about what I’m seeing and had to fire off some pics to you even though it is late~

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Brugge is best at close of day when all the tourists leave.
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The tourist boats are quiet and the sun begins to go to bed.
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The canals get still,

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reflecting Brugge.
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At dusk it’s hard to see where water starts and land begins.

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At night the swans come out,

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to swim with fairies.
Cheers to you from Brugge at dusk~

190 thoughts on “Reflecting Brugge!

  1. Lovely – the reflection off the water is gorgeous – I’ve been to Brussels but not yet to Brugge – definitely on my list now 🙂

  2. Thank you Patti, for the photo set. I was just only one time in Brugge. It is such a lovely city. I love harbor cities resp. cities located close to water. You captured the charme and the atmosphere in beautiful images. It remembers me as I walked same, similar ways in Brugge. Great!

    • Then there is milk chocolate rolled in dark chocolate shavings, served still warm……..They have chocolate boats in the windows, with chocolate fish, lobsters and clams……..there is a chocolate museum. Should I keep going???????

  3. The river looks very similar in places to one where I live, some of the buildings here are a little more impressive though. Reminds me of Cambridge too, that has a similar river with ancient universities along the way. Has a real feel of romance this place! 🙂

  4. Thanks for taking the time to post these…..they look straight out of a travel book! You should check in over there and see if they need some new pix for advertising purposes!

  5. Cindy, I just love Brugge! We came there after leaving our careers in London, to decide what to do with our lives, so it has always been the most special place for us. Absolutely beautiful photos! 🙂 ~Terri

  6. I almost went there. I was in Switzerland and my next stop of Belgium. My brother insisted for me to stay longer with them and I obliged. Are you on vacation or business? Have a great time!

  7. Isn’t it the loveliest place? 🙂 We weren’t so lucky- we visited in freezing November fog, many, many years ago, but I still remember the loveliness.

  8. Never been here, but it struck me when I looked at your lovely photographs just now, that last night I dreamed of this place. I was in a boat, on a two hour trip down the river. I did the same trip twice. Your images brought the whole dream right back to me. Strange?

  9. Hey, that’s practically in my neighbourhood… Brugge is very beautiful, and you can eat delicious pancakes in the old city centre.

    • Yes we are here now, staying in the old centre. Today we climbed the windmills built in 1770 and got away from all the tourists! I am eating chocolate, they cook in the morning!!! <3 <3 <3

  10. Love your reflecting.
    Can you believe Little Miss is walking now. Son of Son started 3 full days of pre-school.
    Love the swans.
    My, well the neighborhood Great Blue Heron has taken to walking across my yard (this late summer season). I did get some photos, but I think they may get grainy when I enlarge them.
    I can only take photos from my picture window…he’s not one for human companionship 😉

    • Heron’s can be a tad lethal if they chose with those razor beaks, so many that is good, although another blogger used to feed one by hand! Congrats on preschool!!! Such a big step!!!

      • The lad is smart where he sits… just like his daddy:)

        Kind of sad though I was reading in the paper what is expected to be known at the end of a kindergarten year.
        No more play, or a whole lot less of it.

        Though I think our Little Guy knows most of that anyway. He’s able to write his name. And knows his address too. Little sponges they are. Little Miss is going to be a talker too! Little parrot that she is 😉

        Our heron likes our secluded creek. Though when I see him I do tell him how pretty he looks. He lost his mate a few years back. But still keeps coming around this way.

    • Germany is a beautiful country with lovely rural towns, green countryside, flower boxes, scnhitzel, gorgeous rivers and friendly people, besides music, culture……. If you go once, you want to go again!

  11. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs with us. It is several years since I have been in Brugges so it was lovely to be reunited with this lovely city!

  12. I’m impressed you managed to take so many pictures and no chocolate shop on sight! It’s a lovely place but it seemed impossible to find anywhere with no chocolate shops within a few metres distance!

    • Very true! One has to leave the tourist center and go to the outskirts to find the quiet Brugge and stay overnight as even the center gets quiet after 6pm! But chocolate, oh yes, everywhere!!!

  13. Gorgeous pics! I have been there, and it is beautiful, and often overlooked as a tourist destination, although it still feels busy. Really enjoyed your post.

  14. I love the tranquility you’ve captured in those pictures. Wonderful picturesque buildings, although I expect they get flooded in the basements sometimes but I expect they’re designed to withstand too much structural damage. I assume the city isn’t sinking, like Venice is!

    • Not like Venice no, where you have to slosh into St Peters, the canals are lower, but it does have a similar feel to Venice although much quieter in the evenings and Flemish not Italian, so different…..

  15. now you just need to add that sexy babe Colin Ferrel…ooO. What a movie. They did not do justice to Brugges, as you did–but when do they…have a lovely weekend, my esteemed friend. 🙂

  16. Hi Cindy!!! your Photos are beautiful !!! My favorite one is the nite photo with the swans !! 🙂 Thank You for liking my Charcoal drawing !!! 🙂 *Cynthia

  17. Beautiful photos here. Would love to see it some time. Looks so historic and full of charm. Thanks for visiting my blog site recently. The best to you with yours, as well. .

  18. Reflection shots are some of my favorites…it is such a great way to take another look at a place, although I have to admit my favorite shot it the last one with the swans, just a classic!

  19. Cindy! I have fallen in love with Brugge!!! It is a dream, a fairy tale filled with dreams that delight in anticipation of what can possibly be around the next corner! Where is Brugge?

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