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Old August 27th, 2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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Kampflamm™ visits: BRUGES, Belgium's medieval jewel

Most of the pics are in black/white, because the weather sucked. I hope you'll still enjoy them though



Location in Belgium



Belfry and Market Square























The Begijnhofm, still used to house nuns







Some other pics (in no particular order)



In the background you can see the modern Concertgebouw (Concert hall)





























































































And, as an added bonus at no extra cost, here are a couple pics of the North Sea





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Old August 27th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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Lovely pics
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Old August 27th, 2006, 05:34 PM   #3
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Nice photos Kampfi!
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Old August 28th, 2006, 12:47 AM   #4
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Thanks. I'll add some more pics later on.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 04:41 AM   #5
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wonderful photos !
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Old August 28th, 2006, 10:26 AM   #6
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excellent pics Kampy,

but why no kampy picture
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Old August 28th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #7
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Who knows what you'd do with a picture of me.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 02:43 PM   #8
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Excellent photos.

I've been to Bruges a couple of times, and on one occasion I walked down a narrow street lined with step-gabled houses. A door was open, revealing a hall with a tiled floor. It looked just like a scene from an old Dutch painting (Vermeer's The Little Street, for instance). I've got a photo...somewhere.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 03:19 PM   #9
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Nice shots mate, I only wish they were mostly in colour, b/w look more artistic, of course, but make a place look a bit sad. Absolutely loved the coloured shots!
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Old August 28th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #10
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Nice pictures. Brugge is a nice town but i prefer Gent. Brugge is more an open air museum.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 05:37 PM   #11
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Great pictures. Really love those night shots!
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Old August 28th, 2006, 07:05 PM   #12
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Awesome shots!Well done
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Been there and enjoyed it a lot. The most beautiful city in Belgium.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 12:46 AM   #14
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Old August 29th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #15
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Very nice pics! I like the B&W effect.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 01:57 PM   #16
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Fantastic pics, Kampflamm! Bruges is a beautiful city indeed.

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Man, it always takes a couple of seconds for me to realize that people don't refer to "Bowers & Wilkins" when they write "B&W"...!
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:15 PM   #17
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Some additional infos about the city :http://www.trabel.com/brugge.htm

Belfry:

The Market square is dominated by the cloth hall and the 83 meter high Belfry tower, one of the symbols of the city. The original cloth hall and tower date from 1240. The first tower, however, was destroyed by fire in 1280. At the time of the fire the four wings of the cloth hall already existed, as well as the two square segments of the belfry. The present octagonal lantern was added to the tower between 1482 en 1486. The wooden spire that crowned the tower was again destroyed by fire in 1493 en 1741.

After the last fire it was never rebuilt. Like in most cities of the Low Countries the belfry tower was the place where the important documents of the city were preserved. At the same time such towers were used as watchtowers. Inside hung bells, each bell having a distinct sound and function (e.g.: bells for danger, bells for important announcements, bells to indicate the time, etc.).

The entire complex still bears witness to the importance of Bruges as a medieval trade center. In the cloth hall, the Flemish cloth which was manufactured in different other cities was sold to the rest of the world. In 1399, for instance, there were 384 sales stands inside the hall.

Nowadays, the belfry tower charms the visitor with the lovely music of a carillion, which consists of 47 bells. Other more recent decorations are the sculpture of the Madonna in renaissance style and the weapon with a Belgian lion.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 07:43 PM   #18
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Such a beautiful place! The pics are perfect!
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Old August 30th, 2006, 09:34 PM   #19
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I stayed in Bruges a few years back, beautiful place, great canal ride, and chips and mayonnaise!
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Old August 31st, 2006, 09:42 PM   #20
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Yes, Belgian French Fries are the best. Sad thing that the Americans screwed over the Belgians when they looked for an American name for chips.
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