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"If I survive all of this, I accept whatever punishment she chose for me. Prison... death... didn't matter. Because at least in prison and at least in death, you know, I wouldn't be in f***in' Bruges. But then, like a flash, it came to me. And I realized, maybe that's what hell is: the entire rest of eternity spent in f***in' Bruges."

- Colin Farrell in the 2009 movie "In Bruges" (2009)

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Well, maybe it isn't that bad. Despite the lousy weather we did enjoy our little trip there. But that does NOT mean we are not counting down time until we can go on a proper trip!

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Lovely little Bruges ("Brugge" in Dutch, something like "Bröhhe" in the local language), the so-called "Venice of the North", is Flanders' most popular tourist destination.

It was the most important town of the region in the Middle Ages, when it was the capital of the County of Flanders, although forever locked in a fierce local rivalry with Ghent (Gent).

Bruges is home to several fine museums, including the Gruuthuuse (the city museum), the Groeningemuseum for arts (mainly paintings) and the Old Hospital of Sint-Jan for history and art too. All these are highly recommended.

Besides that there are many tourist shops offering chocolates, beer and lace. In between shopping and sampling, you can either go on a boat trip in the canals or ride in a horse cart on the cobbled streets of the old city centre.

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  • Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2944 W: 35 N: 6457] (33608)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-14
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2021-05-22 7:15
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