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.

 

 

 

A DAY ON A LAKE.

This one is not about flowers but about vacation. We spend a day on a boat in a natural park in Holland, called THE BIESBOSCH with lots of creeks and sweet water, not salt water.

There is so much water all over Holland (the netherlands) that almost every family here has one or more boats.

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A FAMILY OUTING

ALL SORTS OF BOATS AS YOU CAN SEE

Alas it was too hot for most animals and all we could see were some gull’s and ducks and a few swann’s.

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We enjoyed the cooler wind on the water and watching all the other boats.

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting !

 

SOUVENIR DE FRANCE

Last year we went to the South of France for our vacation. And look what I found ; piece of an old grape stump, it is now sitting pretty on my garden table and each day it reminds me of my beautiful vacation in France. Just imagine how much delicious wine this grape bush produced !??

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PIECE OF A GRAPE STUMP

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A CLOSER LOOK

Have a smashing weekend all and enjoy your garden whenever you can !

Oldies

More oldies today, it was a cold and a very  very wet Monday, a day to spent in bed with hot tea and a good book, alas duty called…

It was a day to dream about vacation in a warmer climat.

These are oldies from Arizona where we had a lovely vaction a few years ago.

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When I look at these pictures I can still feel the heath and look at that blue sky !!!

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting !