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.
ONE OF THE MANY CHURCH TOWERS
WE FOUND ONE PIECE OF NEW ART IN AN OLD CHURCH, A FONT
A PIECE IN BLACK SILVER AND GOLD
A CLOSE UP OF THE ABOVE
THIS IS THE TOP PART OF A PULPIT CARVED IN WOOD
THIS IS THE LOWER PART OF THE PULPIT
PART OF A VAULT COMPLETELY MADE OF STONE( this church was build in 1762)
THIS IS A LARGE POT WITH A SILVER LAMB ON IT
A VERY OLD PAINTING OF JESUS IN GOLD AND A SILVER CROSS NEXT TO IT
MOTHER MARY AND HER SON JESUS WITH A FEW GOLDEN ANGELS
I hope you are all well and happy.
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 !
I hope you enjoyed this little exhibition !
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.
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
WE SAW OUR FIRST SCOTTISCH BAGPIPER THERE, A MAN IN A SKIRT, I LIKE IT !
THIS STATUE STOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARKETPLACE, IT WAS A HUGE BOW WITH THE HANDS ON TOP
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 !