Archive for the 'Bruges 2010' Category

Minnewater park is right next to the Beguinage of Bruges:
Minnewater park is dominated by its tree-fringed ‘Lake of Love’ and the Kasteel Minnewater, a chateau-style restaurant with a scenic waterside terrace. It is also a lush green space ideal for a picnic away from the crowds.

The origin of the lakes’s common name – the ‘Lake [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Dec 31st 2010

The day after the postponement of the walking tour of Bruges proved to be much more suitable for carrying on with the itinerary. To start off with we took in some of the Beguinages that are dotted around the city. The second two photographs show the Beguinage of Bruges which is a well [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 30th 2010

It seems that Martin’s Bear has climbed to the top of the world to wish me the compliments of the season.  How cute is that?

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 23rd 2010

This year’s visit to Bruges took place one week earlier than my last visit to Bruges, it was quite a surprise to see that Autumn seemed far more advanced than it was on my previous visit. These pictures outside the Gruuthuse Museum illustrate my point perfectly.
The seasons shift in mysterious ways, which reminds me [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 23rd 2010

The Gruuthuse Museum is to the left of the first photograph and behind me in the second photograph.

Since 1955, this former palace has been a museum of decorative arts, recalling life as lived – mainly by the high and mighty – in Bruges from the 13th – 19th cebtury, There are 2,500 objects in [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Dec 22nd 2010

This photo was taken in the courtyard outside the Gruuthuse Museum which we visited after the rest of the walking tour was postponed.  I think this picture illustrates just how much rain their actually was.  I will be posting more information on the museum in the next few days.
This photo marks the half way point [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 21st 2010

2 Comments CherryPie on Dec 20th 2010

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »