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11 Comments CherryPie on Jan 8th 2011

PhotoHunt is a free for all this week so I shall use it as an excuse to show some last photos from Bruges. My description of the weekend is coming to a close and soon we will be on the ferry back home.
I love the fire in the reception area of the hotel that we [...]

26 Comments CherryPie on Jan 8th 2011

…Cup Cake Heaven
Earlier in the day I had noticed a perfect shop for morning coffee, but I was overruled and told that it wasn’t the right time for morning coffee.  I did however manage to work my way back there for afternoon tea
The shop is associated with a hand made chocolatier of  over [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Jan 6th 2011

On the way back to the more beaten track (and lunch) we took in some more churches (exteriors only) and a very nice canal view.  After lunch we all split up and went our different ways.  I visited the fine arts museum, but it’s normal exhibition was put away so that an exhibition of Van [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 6th 2011

Following on from the windmills our next port of call was the Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkark).

The striking Jeruzalemkerk was built between 1428 and 1465 and is a curious combination of Byzantine and Gothic styles. It was built by the Adornes family, originally merchants from Genoa, who had travelled on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and were [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 5th 2011

This image was inspired by a comment I made in relation to my last blog post on windmills.

18 Comments CherryPie on Jan 3rd 2011

After our walk around Minnewater park we walked to the north-east perimeter of the city where there are four windmills dotted about.  These are the only remaining examples of what was originally 29 that stood along the city walls during the 19th century, mainly milling grain.  In the summer months two of them are open [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Jan 1st 2011

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