Mélange de Brugge~

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It is time to say goodbye to peaceful Brugge. (Please click to enlarge).

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Brugge seems to be the land that crime, strife and stress forgot.
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The windmills on the perimeter of the old city were built in 1770.
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They can be toured, but few tourists did while we were there, which is a shame because they are mechanical works of wonder and a challenge to safely climb!
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Although the tourist center is crowded with day visitors, the city empties out in the early evening.
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Even in the middle of the day, the streets a few blocks away from the tourist center are mostly empty.
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Brugge is full of beautiful old cathedrals,
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and charming old homes built on the canals.
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Cheers to you & farewell to beautiful Brugge~

172 thoughts on “Mélange de Brugge~

  1. I saw this movie just before we left and thought of it when I toured The Belfry in Brugge. Remember the scene in the movie when the ticket taker wouldn’t let the asassin into the belfry because he was a penny short, after the asassin had sorted out all his change on the counter??? I think this ticket taker man now works in Brussels and I just met him at the bakery. Laughing….. The Ralph Fienes character would have ummmm, sorted this guy out rather swiftly. Still laughing……thanks for reminding me of the movie! Too hilarious……I still bought the flourless chocolate cake and almond croisants. What can I say? Even with extreme rudeness, I am powerless over pastry! 😉 😉

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  2. Your pictures and captions are so beautiful. I feel I’m seeing parts of the world and wildlife I might never otherwise see when I view your posts. I don’t often comment, simply enjoy, but feel I have to say what pleasure your images and words bring.

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  3. Ah, another place that’s just “for the birds” ! 🙂 Beautiful city…, one that’s on my “bucket list”. Am back home now. Trip was sort of a bummer, but they all can’t be wonderful. More on that later. Beautiful pics, Cuz.

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  4. I wish to go back now more than ever. So so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful holiday photo’s. That cottage has Boomdee written all over it. Lovely lace in the windows. A dutch friend once brought me a lace hoop back from Holland, they are to shade the indoor plants from direct sun she told me. Oh my gosh, wouldn’t it be fab to wake up there every morning and watch the swans go by?

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    • The cottages are the canals were so unbelieveably charming and it was nearly impossible to narrow down and pick the photo. Brugge is the sort of place where every photo is gorgeous. Sigh. Miss it already~

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  5. Extraordinarily beautiful! I am astounded that in this day and age there are still such lovely places that *aren’t* constantly overrun with the noise and chaos of tourists. It sounds (and looks, here) like a dream. I guess it has to move up my List of places to visit! 😀

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