THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Windows

Windows of Europe feature this week.

Blue windows in York.

Tower of London windows.

More blue windows in

Germany’s Rhineland district.

Brown in Brugge.

Attractive Windows in Arras.

  A window in St Jean Baptiste Cathedral,

also in Arras.

 

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Thursday’s Special: Windows

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Shiny

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Shiny

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Whether in…York…


at Harry Potter’s Platform…

Buckingham Palace…

or in Brugge…

 

we always found some gold handiwork

shining at us.

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Hands, Feet

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Hands and feet of… 

 Europe this week.

More feet…

and then some hands.

Some sun baking legs and feet.

 More sun baking feet.

These hands, belong…

to these feet.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Hands-Feet

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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Some previously unpublished photos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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A-Photo-a-Week-Edible

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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