Tag Archives: Belgium

Lake of Love and Color

Minnewater at Night, Bruges, Belgium. Minnewater, which translates to “Lake of Love,” is a small lake just a short walk from the main squares of Bruges. After visiting Minnewater during the day, I would have agreed with “Lake of Lovely,” with … Continue reading

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Menneweg Pond

Pond beside Menneweg, Kalken, Belgium (Nov. 2012).

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Sifted Belgian Light

November sunlight through the trees in Belgium.

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Spaceship Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk

Church of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk), Bruges, Belgium. This photo appeals to me for several reason. I like the perspective, the colors, and the lighting on the bridge’s stones and through the stained glass window. I also like how the … Continue reading

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Arch at Burg Square, Bruges

Arch Between Old Civil Registry and Town Hall, Bruges, Belgium. This beautifully detailed arch between Bruges‘ City Hall (Stadhuis) and Old Civil Registry (Paleis van het Brugse Vrije) is an elegant entryway onto Burg Square. But before entering the square, … Continue reading

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Dijver Canal in November Morning Light

Dijver Canal with Belfry Tower, Bruges, Belgium. I’m an insomniac, so for me to see anything in the early morning light is a rare event (and usually at the end of a very long, insomniac-y night). So for all those … Continue reading

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Brussels’ Christmas “Tree” on the Grand Place

Brussels’ Christmas Tree is definitely different this year. And it’s causing quite a stir. But I’ll get to that later. First, you’ve got to see the tree. We arrived in Brussels on November 23, the day after celebrating American Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Sint-Gertrudiskerk in the Distance

Just south of Kalken, Belgium, are open fields, which were once farmed, but are now mostly covered with grasses and the occasional shrub or tree row or cluster. To get to the fields, we walked along Menneweg, which runs south … Continue reading

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Pandreitje’s Gnarled Trees by Night and by Day

Upon arriving in Bruges, my husband and I walked down Pandreitje between the parking garage and our hotel, Duc de Bourgogne, which is located directly on the Dijver Canal. It was only a short block, but felt somewhat ominous beneath … Continue reading

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Beside Ghent’s Graslei Canal

Graslei Canal, Ghent, Belgium. We were so fortunate to have such a beautiful day when we visited Ghent. As you can see, this area was rather quiet, but we weren’t the only one’s enjoying the sunshine and picturesque location. If … Continue reading

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