Photographer's Note

2018 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use TE Contact Me

Happy new Year

JHM New site DEC 2018 – 2019

Archive 2015

The road along the canal is a towpath. The Parma Bridge lies in the bend of the canal close to the Westpoort. The Canal Sluis-Bruges is better known as "Damse Vaart" or "Napoleonvaart" and was dug by Spanish prisoners of war between 1812 and 1814 under the impulse of Napoleon. Napoleon wanted to establish a connection between Bruges and the Westschelde via Sluis to Breskens. The canal was not intended to promote the prosperity of the city, but to make Napoleon's military transports and supplies independent of the connection by sea. (The North Sea route was blocked by the English enemy) In view of the defeat of Napoleon, they did not get further than Sluis. In 1854 the canal was extended to the center of the city. Shortly after 1854 there was also a draft boat connection between Sluis and Bruges. A barge is also called a barge ("kluun" for the Dutch). The trip could take up to 3 hours. Only on Saturday the trip was only done in two hours, two horses were used instead of one. most passengers were farmers and peasant women who went to the Saturday market in Bruges with baskets full of meat and sausage. For the end point of the canal there is a memorial with 1858 at the head of the quay. The "Lamme goedzak" now bridges the connections between Sluis and Bruges.

I hope that you enjoy it

Camera Model
Canon EOS 7D
Shooting Date/Time
23/01/2015 14:17:30
Shooting Mode
Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
ISO Speed
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal Length
Image Size
Image Quality
Picture Style

Photo Information
Viewed: 774
Points: 58
  • None
Additional Photos by John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26244 W: 524 N: 44932] (191443)
View More Pictures