|Brugse Vrije, the old Civil
Registry (1534) and the Stadhuis
(City Hall, right).
|The Basilica of the Holy Blood comprises
the decorated grey building (center). The
church was built from 12th-13th century.
|The large open Market square
at the center of Brugge.
|The Market Square was closed to
cars in 1996 except for one lane.
|The statue of the Flemish heros Jan
Breydel and Pieter de Coninck leaders
of the revolt in Bruges in 1302.
|The Provincial Courts and
Governor's residence (left).
|The 83 metre high Belfry that
dominates the Market square. It
dates from 1240.
|One of the many Canals of Brugge.
Originally they allowed ships
access to the town from the sea.
|A canal and bridge.
|Guildhouses along a Canal.
|The building with the tower is the
Burgher's Lodge a 15th century
meeting place for the well-to-do.
|Gentpoort, one of the gates of the
Middle-Ages Defensive grid about
|Gunpowder Tower an odd looking
tower along the canal built in the
early 15th century.
|The Lockhouse at one end of
|Simon Stevin Place. Named for a
famous Flemish Mathematician
from Brugge (1548-1620).
|There are 366 steps in a winding
staircase to the top of the Belfry.
|The locked chambers that held the
treasury and important documents of
Brugge in the Belfry.
|The more impressive Church of
Our Lady to the left of Saint
|The buildings of the Burg square.
The Renaissance Hall (now the
|A zoom shot of the harbour and
modern power generating windmills.
|Kruispoort an old fortified
city-gate built in 1402.
|Small stilt windmill.
|The Jerusalem Church built in the 14th
Century by a member of the Adornes Family,
it remains a privately owned church.
|A quiet back street in Brugge.
|The Bruges Bear looks out from a
niche on the side of the Burgher's
|The Hotel Anselmus where I stayed
in Brugge. I has a room on the
second floor at the front.
|The Market Square is a Flower
Market on Wednesdays.
|Skull Gate or Smedenpoort with the
reason for the name clearly visable to
the upper left of the entrance.
|Smedenpoort and the city moat.
|A small park along the Dijver.
Looking over the park is Our
|A residence alongside the
|The 15th Century town palace
of the Lords of Gruuthuse
|The buildings and church of St.
|An old lift bridge over the canal.
|A riverbarge moored along the
ring canal. It looked like it was
rigged as a home.
running at half-speed.
|Jerusalem Church it was completed in 1470
on a design believed to be copied from the
Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.
|A view of the 3 crosses over the altar
(the cruxifiction) and the area behind
the large arch is under the tower.
|The entrance to the Fish Market -
note the golden fish over the door.
|The vaulting between the City Hall
and the Old Recorders House
leading to the Burg Square.
|The confluence of 2 canals at the
Rozenhoedkaai. This is the spot where
most postcards of Brugge are shot. The
Belfry is visable in the background.
|The Beguinage a canal encircled island.
This was a place where women who
could not find husbands worked at
making lace. In 1937 the Beguinage was
closed and it became a nunnery.
|The poplar trees of the central
courtyard of the Beguinage.
The residences of the Nuns.
|The Belfry and the Cloth Hall
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