Friday, September 13, 2013

#571 In Bruges

Bruges, a city of just over 100,000 people, has 14 libraries.  So we knew we'd like it.    
Library #1
Library #2

Predicted rain stayed away and we found beautiful sights as we wandered the city center, a UNESCO world heritage site.

The lace-making industry thrives in Bruges, so they have what may be Earth's only lace city map, scaled 1:1230.

We navigated via paper map, making sure to visit the main sites, repeatedly crossing the canals.

And we ate. Most of our eating was from walk-up waffle shops. ;-)  We had a sit-down outdoor meal at one of the touristy restaurants surrounding the big 'Markt' square at the 'Provinciaal Hof'.

The food is expensive.  The views are priceless.  The Kriek goes down easy.

Yours in the land of frites, chocolate, waffles, mussels, Lambic bier, and maps of lace,


  1. Love Brugge! Wish I was with you.

  2. I was fortunate to spend a day there during a basketball tournament and it is a lovely city. I have since found that Lambic bier is my favorite! Lindemans Framboise. I've enjoyed reading your posts!