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Brugge - Before the daily invasion

Of all classic views in Bruges, this is probably the most classic of all.
I couldn't resist to post this one too. In the meantime the weather has become here more cold and rainy again.
So I get already nostalgic for the sunny days we could enjoy in February.

Everybody who visited Bruges, has taken a picture on Rozenhoedkaai and everyone from TE has probably also shown it here. I checked it and I am sure I haven’t uploaded a picture of this known sight before and I promise, after this one I really return to my my South Indian series. :) (I really will, Gert)

De Rozenhoedkaai is a street in Bruges.
For centuries, this street along the canal was named ‘Zoutdijk’ (‘Sald Dike’). In 1390 already the name referred to a ‘salt jetty’. Presumably on that location there was a jetty where the ships delivering salt were unloaded.

In the 18th century the name ‘Rozenhoedkaai’ (‘Rosary Quay’) came into use because of the stalls selling rosaries placed on that spot.

Today on this quay the view of Bruges is very often photographed. It’s also one of the departure points for boat trips on the canals.
Behind the houses on the waterfront you can see the main tower of Bruges, the 83 meters high tower of the belfry. 366 steps bring you up for a panoramic view (just a piece of cake for Malgo).

I left home very early and arrived in Bruges before most tourists had left their hotel. The boats had not yet sailed out. Only a few East Asian visitors were already on the road. The sun rises earlier in the east. :)

Apologies to show this much presented sight but this is my version of the famous spot taken before the daily invasion.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6810 W: 24 N: 16074] (62970)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2019-02-24
  • Categories: Architecture
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  • Date Submitted: 2019-03-03 10:48
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