Jo’s-Monday-Walk2017-01_Brugge-3

~~~~~

Jo’s Monday Walk17-Wk02

Brugge-3, Belgium

 

 Last week I showed this archway as seen from

the main Square in Brugge.

brugge_0159a

This view is from the canal side of the archway,


brugge_0158

as we walked back into Market Square.


brugge_0160

And if you happened to look up whilst in the arch

you will see this remarkable ceiling.


brugge-church_0163

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


brugge-church_0165

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.


brugge-church_0168

 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

brugge-church_0166

I cannot recall if flash photography was allowed

in the Holy Blood Chapel.  

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


brugge_candle_0169

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.

~~~~~

walking-logo

Jo’s Monday Walk

 

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Jo’s-Monday-Walk2017-01_Brugge-3

  1. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : Enchanting Castro Marim | restlessjo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s