August 28, 2010

"In Bruges"...West Flanders

I only knew Bruges from the movie (with the same name)...I was glad to find out that the city it's a lot more than just what it looks like in the movie... Plus the weather was more pleasant to visit it...although I could feel that september was so close...and summer was done...
I ended up loving Belgium, not just because of the beautiful old (and new) cities it has, but also knowing wonderful people, that made this hole trip something to remember after years!
Here are some pics along with some info about the places I've seen...
The belfry of Bruges (or Belfort)
- is a medieval bell tower in the historical center of Bruges, Belgium. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other danger. A narrow, steep staircase of 366 steps, accessible by the public for an entry fee, leads to the top of the 83-meter-high building, which leans about a meter to the east.
Provincial Court
The historic centre of Bruges has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
This is a spot that is very known in Bruges...and every tourist has to take at least a pic here...couldn't be an exception... :)) Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam, Bruges it's sometimes referred to as "The Venice of the North".
All the windows from the Chocolate Shops (and there are a loooot!) look fabulous...beware!!! If you are a sweets lover (as I desperately am...), you can easily spend all your money on loads of eye catching and delicious sweets... I died there several times... :)
Yeah..we couldn't leave Bruges empty handed...

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