Brugge Belgium

Belgium

 

 


Antwerpen

There's nothing I like more than gold plating and in Antwerpen, there's lot's of that.


Brugge

Shoot first......


Brugge Market Square

Shop later......


The Brugge, Lake of Love

The world needs more lakes like this one.......


Leonardo's Mother Mary

Apperently one of the few works of art that left Italy during Leonardo's lifetime.......


Manneken Pis, Brussel-Belgium

The city tourist lady laughed when she called it the Pissing Boy Statue. And a little known thing, there's also a pissing girl statue somewhere in Brussel........


Herksen-Feesten, Nieuwpoort-Belgium

On my birthday this year, like Halloween in July. The whole town participated in a authentic 17th Century Witch Burning....


The Troops

As it turns out, the people of Newport burned 17 witches between 1602 and 1652. Since then, not much has happened so why not make a celebration of the glory days of the past. Some called it, Happy to be Flemish day. Every other year the small mid-evil town transforms itself into the real thing. This time, the historic evocation of Jeanne Panne, also known as the witch of Flanders was publicly accused of being a witch, procecuted and sentenced to death by fire. Signs around town said, "Heksen Verbrandin 21:30"


The Rack

In the rack again.....


The Burn Pile

This years burn pile for the witch. Two years ago they built a two story inferno which nearly fried the building behind it.....


The Witch

This nice lady went through hell earlier in the day. She was publicly accused of being a witch, ran around town in a horse drawn cage, sentenced to death and burned at the stake.....


Heksen Verbrandin 21:30

Just outside Mao's tomb, guarded by special tourist police in the roped off area behind the red line.......


Fry Museum

I coundn't resist stuffing myself to look like I should be standing out in front of a place called the fry museum. The woman laughing at the ticket booth said that fry's don't make you fat, it's the mayo. In Belgium they love fries covered in mayonaise, they wouldn't go down otherwise. Don't forget to visit the french fry museum website: www.freitmuseum.be


A Brustel Door

Just another typical front door in Brustel.......


The Brustel Church Door

Knock knock, its AVON.......


A Brugge Bridge

Like a cleaner, smaller version of Amsterdam.......