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Bruges, Western Flanders, Belgium

The Belfort by night

The 83m tall belfry, built in 1240 and listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

Canals

Detail of a railing along a canal with the reflection of the typical flemish facade of Bruges in its waters.

Canals

Reflection of the typical facade of Bruges in its canals.

Church of Saint Jacob

Medieval Early Gothic church founded in 1240 out of the old parish church of Saint-Saviours.

Chancellery by night

Fine Renaissance style facade dating back to the first half of the 16th century.

Cathedral of Saint Sauveur at twilight

View of one of the largest and oldest churches in Bruges, from the canals. The construction began in 1280 and ended in 1350.

'Beguinage of the Vineyard' at twilight

View of a Beguine's house with a sparkling moon in a blue turquoise piece of sky in the middle of white clouds. The 'Beguinage of the Vineyard' was founded in the first half of the 13th century during the reign of Margaret of Constantinople.

The Belfort

View of the 83m tall belfry, built in 1240 and listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage Site, from the canals.

The canals

View of a pedestrian crossing a bridge with the reflection of typical buildings and bridge in the water that creates a kind of eye.

L'Estaminet

Indoors view of a charming bistro called "L'Estaminet". An 'Estaminet' is a typical pub with music in the North of France and Wallonia.

'Beguinage of the Vineyard' by night

View of a Beguine's house with a sparkling moon in the dark blue sky. The 'Beguinage of the Vineyard' was founded in the first half of the 13th century during the reign of Margaret of Constantinople.

'Beguinage of the Vineyard' by night

General view of the the 'Beguinage of the Vineyard' in winter, tall and thin tree trunks still protecting the peaceful industrious life of the old Beguines. The 'Beguinage of the Vineyard' was founded in the first half of the 13th century during the reign of Margaret of Constantinople.

Island of the Belfort with canals

General view from Rozenhoedkaai with the 83m tall belfry, built in 1240 and listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage Site, in the distance

Canals

View of a shining sunrise on the 'Beguinage' along the canals of Bruge contrasting with the cloudy and dark sky, also reflected in the waters.

Dreamlike mirror

View of the Court of Justice buildings with their reflection in the waters of the canal by night.

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'.