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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

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

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

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