Bruges, Western Flanders, Belgium

'Beguinage of the Vineyard'

General view of the the 'Beguinage of the Vineyard', tall and thin tree trunks as if protecting the peaceful industrious life of the old Beguines under a rainy winter day in a black and white photograph. The 'Beguinage of the Vineyard' was founded in the first half of the 13th century during the reign of Margaret of Constantinople.

Views of the city along a short winter day and lonely walk of the photographer, with evening urban lights enchanting the fantasy of the medieval city… It was founded in the 9th century by a group of Vikings. The name 'Bruges' probably comes from the old-Norse word 'Bryggia', which means "landing stage or mooring place'.