Postcards From Bruges, Belgium

We visited Bruges from Antwerp (95km approx.) and spent the morning hours exploring this World Heritage Site on foot. Bruges, like Amsterdam, is a canal based city and the canal cruises were tempting but we resisted.

Morning hours are always the best to tour a site, when people are just settling down to their respective works, the excitement to explore is at its max. We were greeted by grey skies, luckily for us the clouds decided not to pour. The brick red facades looked good with grey backgrounds.

The city has been restored its past glory, the repainted 14th and 15th century buildings look elegant. The two town squares, Market square and Burg square are worth the visit. I felt like lingering on for some more time, very reluctantly I moved on.

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19 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Such a beautiful city and your photos are superb as always, Indrani! It's great that the city has been restored. I will always be fascinated by the canals! Perfect Dutch skies for a backdrop!! Hope you've had a good week and wishing you a great weekend!


  2. this city seems to be one of must stops when touring europe. glad it didn't rain.

  3. Viola says:

    Beautiful photos and place, especially the last photo! 🙂

  4. Carver says:

    Very beautiful city and your photographs captured that.

  5. chubskulit says:

    Wow those are beautiful structural buildings!

    My Skyshot, have a happy weekend.

  6. I love how consistent and productive your blog is…and reliable…love the last one…great photos of each city here. cheers.

  7. Nisha Jha says:

    I love those buildings and the horse carriages too. 🙂

    Nisha – Le Monde-A Poetic Travail

  8. ladyfi says:

    The buildings are like lace! How lovely.

  9. Leovi says:

    Yes, very beautiful pictures of Bruges.

  10. eileeninmd says:

    What a lovely city, the buildings are beautiful. I enjoy seeing all these UNESCO sites. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching.

  11. Absolutely magnificent and superb !

  12. Kim, USA says:

    I like places that has a lot of story to tell. Love these photos! ^_^


  13. Apparently a very beautiful place. My nephew visits Belique at least once in a month. I made him to go through all your posts about that country. He profusely thanked me.

  14. Vaish says:

    Yes, I loved Bruges every bit. Went up the belfry tower? Nice pictures

  15. What a great lifestyle, and what a beautiful place. Europe offers such a different take on time. I appreciate your work for this reason as well as for your masterful photography.

  16. arabesque says:

    i love the architectural facade,
    reminds me of Prague's synagogue foe some reason.
    glad that those grey skies didn't hinder your trip to see this beautiful city.

  17. NixBlog says:

    Bruges is wonderful and your photos capture some of its beauty.

  18. This is absolutely beautiful! I wonder the amount of research that has gone in planning a trip to such wonderful cites. Congrats!

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