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Jo’s Monday Walk17-Wk02

Brugge-3, Belgium

 

 Last week I showed this archway as seen from

the main Square in Brugge.

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This view is from the canal side of the archway,


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as we walked back into Market Square.


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And if you happened to look up whilst in the arch

you will see this remarkable ceiling.


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Through the arch and to the left is St Basil’s Basilica.


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Upon entering St Basil’s I was immediately drawn 

to a life-like wooden statue of Jesus…

brugge-church-statue_0165which depicts him bound prior to Crucifixion.


brugge-church_0167In a central nave a bronze statue of a pelican stands.  

The pelican was/is a symbol for

Christ and the Eucharist.


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 My final photo is of Pietà.  

In many Cathedral there are wardens/security staff

ensuring that visitors remain quiet.  

No such staff were on duty during my visit

and there was no need to ask anyone to be quiet.  

It is/was a very sombre atmosphere in the

Holy Blood Chapel of St Basil’s.

My source of information about some of these images is:
http://www.jeffangiegoh.com/?p=2852

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I cannot recall if flash photography was allowed

in the Holy Blood Chapel.  

My photos were taken using slow (1/30 sec) shutter speed,


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I guess like many locals and tourists

I light a candle before leaving.

I know I said last week that this would be

my last post of Brugge walk.

I will try, again, to make next week’s my last Brugge post.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

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Odd Ball

Week 01, 2017

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A scene most of us will never see except on television.

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Coach Cam mounted on one of the Royal coaches.

It was part of an audio-visual display at The Royal Mews.

My flash is clearly visible and  I wasn’t hauled off

to the Tower of London after taking the photo.

I think it  fits the Odd Ball challenge

in as much as it is an unusual shot.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-1

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