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Old October 17th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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Bruges, Belgium (UNESCO World Heritage site)

In 2000 the UNESCO added Bruges' historic center to the World Heritage list. This Belgium city targets tourism and it shows, it's like an open air museum. All photos taken 26 Sep 2009.

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2. Beguinage.


3. Tour groups are not allowed in the inner court and visitors are expected to be silent.


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5. Today the nuns of the Order of Saint Benedict live there.


6. Entrance gate to the beguinage.


7. Lots of medieval houses in the residential streets.


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10. Boat tour on Bruges' canals.


11. Provincial Court from 1921 on Market Square.


12. This neo-gothic building on Market Square is from 1910.


13. Market Square.


14. Market Square.


15. City Hall from 1420 on Burg Square.


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18. Also on Burg Square: former Court of Justice in neo-classicist style from 1727.


19. Alley between the Old Civil Registry from 1537 and City Hall.


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23. Ticket booth for canal tour.


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26. Another ticket booth for a canal trip.


27. Belfry tower (clock tower).


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29. The Mee Bridge, one of Bruges' oldest bridges.


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44. One of the two remaining authentic 16th century houses with a wooden facade.


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48. 'Den Noodt Gods' building originally from 1616. In 1970 the building was demolished except for its facade.


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50. On the left the other remaining 16th century house with wooden facade.


51. Houses at the Jan Van Eyck Square.


52. In the middle the 'Huis ter Beurze' building from 1423.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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Bruges looks lovely. The tourist boats are doing good business!
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Old October 18th, 2009, 12:20 AM   #3
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Wow! Great pictures! Bruges is a wonderfull city indeed.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #4
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Bruges city its indeed absolutely great no doubt that; thanks for the above very nice photos of Bruges @ityskyscrapers
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Old October 19th, 2009, 03:21 AM   #5
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I wanna have another boat trip there!!

Itīs a wonderful city! Thanks for the excellent quality pics
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Hey, nice pictures. Keep it up!
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Old October 19th, 2009, 04:56 AM   #7
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Brugge is lovely indeed... It's so well-kept that it doesn't look "real", it seems a fairy-tale town... It must be really interesting taking those boat trips through the canals...

Anyways... Great thread! The pics are very nice!
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Old October 19th, 2009, 08:04 AM   #8
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Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
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