Weekly Photo Challenge-Wanderlust

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Wanderlust

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Some previously unpublished photos

from some of the cities we visited

during our travels last September.
Brugges or is it Bruge?

I m never sure and would love to hear/see

how locals spell the name.

No visit to Amsterdam would be complete

without visiting a diamond cutting factory.



Rhineland-Black Forest region.

Vienna.

Florence

Lucerne

Salzburg

Finally, Venice.

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Edible

 

When we arrived at La Place

(whether in Belgium or The Netherlands I don’t remember)

it felt like…

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 we, no, I was still digesting a hearty breakfast.

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 Sad to say that I did not sample any of these

for the above reason.

However, my mouth waters every

time I see the photos.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Edible

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Brugge-4, Belgium

 

 Last week in Brugge.

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One of the last photographs in Market Square were these horses,

carts and drivers catering for tourists wanting

a gentle ride around Brugge.

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After we walked back to our hotel and freshened up

we returned for a Welcome Dinner which

provided opportunities for some twilight photography.

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Belfort Tower in Brugge.

brugge_het-zand-fountain_0280The Het Zand fountain was one of the most

memorable sights of our trip, in my opinion.

 

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Maybe it was that I had not seen a fountain…

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illuminated like this before.


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Or maybe it was just the atmosphere and camaraderie

which was beginning to form between all travelers.

 

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

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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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Brugge, Belgium

 

  Some images taken after we had walked along

Zuidzandstraat into Brugge’s… 

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Market Square

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All this gold and art work was above…

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an archway leading out….  

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to our first view of canals.

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Canals were not expected until we reached Venice…

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so quite a surprise to see them in Brugge.

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Crossing over the canal we came upon the market…

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and its many vendors.  

And we still have more to come.  

I just loved Brugge.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

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Brugge, Belgium

 

Our first night on the European continent was spent

in Brugge, at the NH Hotel.


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After a mid afternoon check in we walked into Market Square.


brugges_0111NH Hotel is only a few metres from Het Zand, which is…


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also bordered by the UNESCO building in Brugge.


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In the middle of Het Zand is…

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 a beautiful fountain, of which I have already posted

some night shots and will re-post next week.


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We walked along Zuidzandstraat which was our first taste

of European crowds…locals and tourists

all blending in harmony.

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After a lazy ten or fifteen minute walk

we reached Market Square.  

I will complete my Brugge walk next week.

In the meantime I wish all readers 

 a Safe, Prosperous and

Happy New Year.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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From last Friday, November 25, 2016.

 Some window gardens from Brugge, Belgium.

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A drive by shot.

Red does not register well with my eyes,

however I think it will with most others.

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These pretty boxes are part of our hotel….

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 the NH Brugge.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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