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Old August 30th, 2009, 03:55 AM   #1
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Mahratta's Showcase: Bruges

Continuing my threads on Belgian cities, here's some pictures from Bruges. My pictures are a bit scattered, so I'll be updating and posting threads as a find pictures.

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Old August 30th, 2009, 04:04 AM   #2
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Yeah...i also recommend that boat trip

And i still remember how i and some friends ran to catch the train
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Old August 30th, 2009, 04:06 AM   #3
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Yeah...i also recommend that boat trip

And i still remember how i and some friends ran to catch the train
Haha, we didn't take the boats - we felt touristy enough just going to Bruges! We missed 2 trains because they were so packed (nothing compared to Bombay's trains, but people weren't as ready to let you in here).
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Old August 30th, 2009, 04:26 AM   #4
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The trains were likely te be packed with Belgians going to/getting back from the coast, not Bruges...

So you boldly went were so many men have gone before. It may be very touristy, but it's a place of great beauty and you've been able to capture a bit of that. Did you like it, in the end?
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Old August 30th, 2009, 04:28 AM   #5
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I did like it, but, to be honest, I really preferred other Belgian cities (Antwerp, Gent, Brussels, Leuven, etc.) to Bruges, even though Bruges was still really beautiful

As for the trains - yeah, I was wondering why it was packed with Belgians, since Bruges seems to be more full of tourists than anything. Your explanation clears things up.

More - the first church was built by a returning Crusader, I believe

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Old August 30th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #6
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Great piccies there, Bruges looks lovely.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #7
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Many thanks for posting photos from Bruges @Mahratta that city is really very nice, amazing! The canals especiallly...
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Old August 30th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #8
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Old August 30th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #9
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Grt snaps there as always.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #10
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Thanks, bhai

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Old August 30th, 2009, 11:03 PM   #11
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Wow! Well done Mahratta!
Beautifull pictures, nice city.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:02 AM   #12
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Very beautiful, colorful pics!
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That one was taken in Ghent. It's a graffiti wall just around the block from my house. It's definitely made by "Bue", a graffiti artist who has made a lot of stuff here in Ghent and in some places around the world. Very interesting stuff, and he collaborates with other artists sometimes too. You should check out his flickr page: click!

Those guys also made a whole merchandise from their paintings. Quite cool: www.toykyo.be.

There's a real street art culture in Ghent and I've been meaning to make a photo thread to bundle the best of it for SSC members to see. Still haven't got round to it... But for those who are interested, there's a nice photo pool on flickr with lots of Ghent graffiti in it - with quite a lot of that signature style of Bue and the others: Ghent Graffiti.



Anyway, I'm a fan and I felt the urge to express that, on a sidenote. Back to Bruges now

The first church of post #5 is the Basilica of the Holy Blood. It was originally built in the 12th century as the chapel of one of the residences of the Counts of Flanders. In the church there's a relic that supposedly holds some blood of Christ that was collected by Joseph of Arimethea. That relic was brought to Bruges by Thierry of Alsace, then Count of Flanders who participated in the Second Crusade, around the time when the chapel was under construction. That chapel was romanesque though. The chapel we can see today is a gothic one built in the 16th century, on the foundations of the original chapel. It's also been altered a couple of times during the Gothic Revival in the 19th century.

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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:14 AM   #14
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^ Yeah, sorry about that. I realized just now. I mixed up some Ghent and Bruges pictures. It's been removed. Thanks for the info!
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I just realised this dog was in the movie "in bruges". It also stuck its head like that out of the window lol.. Nice pics btw!
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