The monastery has an interesting history but sadly it wasn’t fully open.

The Abbey:

was at one time the Castle of the Counts of Flanders. Built in the 12th century by Count Philip of Alsace (Filip van de Elzas), the original castle was destroyed by rebels from Ghent in 1382, and has been rebuilt and destroyed again by military action or accidental fire throughout the centuries. The vast moated castle-turned-abbey gives a good indication of the power and wealth of the former rulers of Flanders *

Autumn Slendour

Splash of Red

Through the Trees

*Bruges smart guide (insight guides).

18 Comments CherryPie on Nov 15th 2010

18 Responses to “Sint-Trudoabdij Male”

  1. Wow that loks like a fascinating place to visit.

  2. Sean Jeating says:

    Had I not had the pleasure to have been there, I’d envy you, CherryPie.
    Glad you once again enjoyed Bruges and (some of) its surroundings.

  3. Claude says:

    Your Bruges photos (nature and buildings) are so beautiful. And the Fall colours add an irresistible appeal. Thanks for sharing.:)

  4. jameshigham says:

    That pink really sets it off – I was looking for pink all day today [divide by three].

  5. Ginnie says:

    Itg’s especially gorgeous with those autumn colors, Cherie.

  6. ubermouth says:

    Lovely building. How close to the original is it, do you know Cherie?

  7. Ellee says:

    What a peaceful retreat.

  8. Chrissy says:

    I have been scrolling through enjoying all of your photo’s but the top one in this set is simply stunning. Great capture :)