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Early Morning Ride

By lifesnapper  
We took an early morning ride around the oldest parts of Bruges one chilly morning, and certainly needed the blankets we were given to put over our legs! It's really worthwhile though, and a planned stop takes place along route, in a lovely picturesque spot, for people who want to take photographs, Now who would want to do that?
The trip starts from The Market Place, for centuries, the most important Square in town. The foundations of the economic, political and social life were laid there. The Knights depended their titles of nobility, people dicussed about the Flemish textile industry and fought for freedom. The gallows and guillotine were there too. But there was also a 'freedom tree' which grew there.
Thankfuly though, the guillotine has long since gone, or I might well have fallen foul of it during my visit!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone, let's hope for better picture taking weather soon.
John (-:

Tags: Transport Architecture Bruges Belgium Horse drawn carriage Market place

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moni 11
3 Mar 2007 2:59PM
another gorgeous shot! lovely tones and colours!

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3 Mar 2007 3:40PM
Wonderful colourful view to the market place of Brugge! I know this place very well, it is really beautiful!
Regards Elisabeth
hebdens 12 5
3 Mar 2007 5:35PM
It looks a beautiful tranquil place , having read your description obviously not peaceful enough for some.
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2007 6:17PM
now you dont see that in will do for me, bet its even quicker!!
3 Mar 2007 6:27PM
Wonderful old historical spot with a lot of history - well captured.

BertC 11 29 Malta
3 Mar 2007 6:50PM
Nice capture John. Lovely colour.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Mar 2007 8:08PM
A splendid shot of this square, great colours, composition and detail in the architecture
Possum 11 148 England
3 Mar 2007 10:29PM
Lovely to see those carriages - they seem to suit the architecture and historical look of the city. Nice presentation here, John.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
3 Mar 2007 11:08PM
I so want to visit here, look at those buildings! horses too - icing on the cake!

Sarah Smile
Pogs 11 13 England
4 Mar 2007 12:17AM
I love these carriages unfortunately I can't ride in them cos I am seriously allergic to horses. You've managed to capture a wonderful atmosphere with this Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
4 Mar 2007 11:21AM
A very handsome shot, John! I like how you've done a sweep of the square around that main carriage. And very interesting info you provided too Smile

AlanBW 12 20 England
4 Mar 2007 12:43PM
Superb shot, the architecture is magnificent
GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
4 Mar 2007 9:50PM
Pleasant shot, John, nice colors
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