BRUGES BELGIUM (2)

Today I want to show you more pretty sights from Bruges, world famous for it’s handmade lace and visited by people from all over the world. When you walk arround in Bruges you hear so many different languages.

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THEY HAVE LOTS OF TRUNCATED TREE’S

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A PLATAN WITH NEW LEAFS AND OLD FRUITS, IT’S FRUITS ALWAYS REMIND ME OF LITTLE MEAT BALLS

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THE BOAT TRIPS ARROUND THE CITY CENTER ARE ALWAYS VERY POPULAR AS YOU GET TO SEE BRUGES FROM ANOTHER SIDE, BECAUSE OF THIS BRUGES IS ALSO CALLED “VENICE OF THE NORTH”

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HANDMADE LACE, FOR CENTURIES MADE IN BRUGES BY WOMEN, YOU CAN STILL LEARN HOW YOU CAN DO THIS BUT IT IS COMPLICATED !!

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AND OFCOURSE FOOD AND DRINKS ARE VERY POPULAR IN BELGIUM, WAFFLES, CHOCOLATE AND BEER

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AND OFCOURSE BELGIAN BEERIMG_4331 (2)

There is a shop in my village that sells over 1500 different sorts of beer, not only Belgian beer, but 1500 different beers; I think that is a LOT !! Mind you I don’t drink beer, I don’t like the taste of it.

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WE ALSO VISITED THE BEGUINALE HOUSE IN BRUGES

There are no beguines anymore, their houses are rented out now.

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BEGUINALE HOUSES, THEY ALL HAD A SMALL ROOM AND ALL THEY DID WAS PRAY, WORK, SLEEP….

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WHEN THERE IS WATER YOU HAVE BIRDS.

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AND IN SPRING YOU HAVE CHICKS

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AND IN BEAUTIFUL PLACES YOU HAVE PAINTERS

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AND ART EVERYWHERE , NEW

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AND OLD

Have a great weekend all !! And thanks for visiting.

 

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BRUGES BELGIUM (1)

We had a day out in Bruges (Belgium) this week, it is a very old small city that attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. I intend to do a few posts about Bruges and this is the first one. I’ll show you a bit of old church art. There are lots of churches in Bruges, all well kept and filled with old art.

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ONE OF THE MANY CHURCH TOWERS

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WE FOUND ONE PIECE OF NEW ART IN AN OLD CHURCH, A FONT

IMG_4337 (2)A PIECE IN BLACK SILVER AND GOLD

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A CLOSE UP OF THE ABOVE

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THIS IS THE TOP PART OF A PULPIT CARVED IN WOOD

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THIS IS THE LOWER PART OF THE PULPIT

 

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PART OF A VAULT COMPLETELY MADE OF STONE( this church was build in 1762)

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THIS IS A LARGE POT WITH A SILVER LAMB ON IT

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A VERY OLD PAINTING OF JESUS IN GOLD AND A SILVER CROSS NEXT TO IT

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MOTHER MARY AND HER SON JESUS WITH A FEW GOLDEN ANGELS

I hope you are all well and happy.

 

 

 

EXHIBITION

A few days ago we went to an exhibition in a school where they give lessons in photography, the following pictures were taken by adult beginners (1st of 3 years).

I selected a few of my favorites, mind you I took them under difficult circumstances, spot lights, lots of visitors….There were a total of about 200 pictures.

Which one is your favorite ? The cat is my    favorite !

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I hope you enjoyed this little exhibition !

 

A SHORT VACATION (2)

From Windermere we drove to Gretna Green, worldfamous for being able to get married without permission of your parents, even as young as 16 ! . I don’t now if you still need the permission of your parents these days but a long time ago you did. It was very busy over there and we saw at least 5 weddings in the hour we spent there….But I enjoyed looking arround, to the people, the little shops and the many dogs who were on vacation with their owners.

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ALL THE SHOPS ARE BUILD ARROUND THIS BLACKSMITHS SHOP WHERE THE WEDDINGS TOOK PLACE IN THE OLD DAYS BUT NOT ANYMORE, THERE IS A WEDDING OFFICE NOW

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WE SAW OUR FIRST SCOTTISCH BAGPIPER THERE, A MAN IN A SKIRT, I LIKE IT !

 

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THIS STATUE STOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARKETPLACE, IT WAS A HUGE BOW WITH THE HANDS ON TOP

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THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN BY MY HUSBAND (CAN YOU TELL WHO IS THE BOSS IN THIS RELATIONSHIP ??)

Our next visit was to Edinburgh, the photo’s will follow soon.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting !