For the last three days we have been on a little
We went to Bruges in Belgium stopping
off at Rouen in France on the way.
Of course there were many Christmas lights but
really Bruges doesn't need extra
sparkle as it is just so beautiful.
A city that has hardly changed in hundreds of years - the buildings are just glorious.
At every turn there is something to look at and admire - a photographic heaven.
The Belgians were renowned for their brick making and their use of them in their
architecture. The workmanship and the skill is superb.
Wide canals cross the town and it was a relief not to find throngs of tourists with
' selfie ' sticks packed on to boats everywhere ( as in Venice )
Jan Van Eyck was the master painter of Bruges and his skill still remains staggering.
At night it was a joy to walk along the quiet cobbled streets and look at all the beautiful
houses, sometimes being lucky enough to see swans on the canals in their mystical
In my next post I'll tell you about the Folk Museum where we met a black cat called …………………………………….