It was suggested that on the first full day in Bruges that we might drive to another town because it was going to be the best day of the weekend weather-wise. I thought that if that was the case it would be ideal to do a walking tour of Bruges rather than sit in the car for long periods of time. A compromise was reached and we ventured out to some sites on the outskirts of Bruges.

The first port of call was to see Sint-Trudoabdij Male (St Trudo Abbey of the Sisters of the Holy Sepulchre) which is a significant site in Bruges. The grounds were quite spectacular with the autumn colours and leaves blowing about.


Falling Leaves

Looking Back

Autumn Pathway

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 14th 2010

10 Responses to “Sint-Trudoabdij Male – Grounds”

  1. Bernard says:

    Do you know – it was exactly this time of the year, that I was last in Bruges.
    It was mild, with lots of sunshine and autumn leaves. Glorious!
    I can remember the chocolates and lace. :)
    And one other thing.
    The horses that pulled those lovely ‘traps’ for the visitors, had small trays under their hind quarters!
    To keep the roads clean! :)
    Fancy me remembering things like that! I must have a ‘tidy mind’ ? :D

    • CherryPie says:

      Four years ago this weekend was the first time I visited Bruges. I have so many memories from that visit. The autumn leaves are one of them and they colours were so different this time from last time.

      We also visited the Menin gate and heard the last post there on the 11th day at the 11th hour and watched the poppies falling from high above.

      We re-traced a few of our steps from then to soak up more of the atmosphere :-)

  2. Marcie says:

    Such lovely autumn scenes!

  3. ubermouth says:

    I love autumn. The chill in the crisp air, the swirling leaves and the smell of damp earth makes me come alive like spring never could.

    Did you wear your red coat,Cherie? Now that would have made a picture amongst the backdrop of the leaves. :)

    • CherryPie says:

      I love autumn too, it is just so vibrant. But I do love spring as well, it lifts me out of those dreary January/February months.

      I did wear my red coat, but sadly I don’t think there is a picture of me wearing it amongst the autumn leaves…

  4. Marta says:

    Lovely fall photos of the Low Countries. I never had a car while I was there so I didn’t venture out. It is beautiful.

  5. sally says:

    The Autumn colours have been truly wonderful this year :-)