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Friday, August 26, 2011

In F@%*ing Brugge.....

If you have not seen the movie, you missed the joke......

Bruge, Belgium is a wonderful and magical place! We rented bikes (yes, Greg actually got on a bicycle after 25 or 30 years once again proving that you never forget....) and cycled around the entire city.

Once a thriving and prosperous city in the 12th to 15th century, Bruge is now a UNESCO heritage site with tourism its principle economy. Despite that reality, it is a magical and manageable medieval walking city to visit. It is also the perfect romantic city to visit. (If I ever marry, remind me that Bruge is a wonderful small city for a destination wedding and honeymoon. You can stop laughing now.)

We did not climb the infamous Belfry because the line up was just too long for our taste.

We did see  the only  Michelangelo to leave Italy during his lifetime since Bruge was the most prosperous city of Flanders in that era (the work was commissioned to Michelangelo directly). It is delicate Michelangelo but a treasure nonetheless! 

What happens in 'Bruge, stays in Bruge........

The Markt

We took a canal cruise.....touristy and lame but a necessity if you are |"Doing Bruge".

And of course, we bought some chocolate....but we ate it all so don't expect any souvenir chocolates!

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