Bruges is a city that was very important during the Middle Ages; after the Middle Ages its power began to decline, and the appearance of the city is very much frozen to its peak years.
Walking into Bruges.
A Knocker of Bruges.
These next three images are various points around the main square of Bruges.
A you can seen, Louise is wearing a backpack. We did this trip old-school backpacking style. Staying in a hostel in Bruges, wearing nearly the same clothes twice in a row, buying a big bottle of water at the grocery store...
A little further from the square.
One of the bell towers glowing in the setting sun.
Canals in the evening. During the day, Louise and I took one of the tour-boats that run through the canals. Unlike Amsterdam canals, these ones do not run through the city, they are more like a natural river that has been forced into a human-determined course.
One of the many cathedrals in the late evening. We were walking around in the evening and stumbled upon a large open-air concert in one of the large squares. The band, which conveniently sang in English, was very good and as the weather was perfect for a summer evening concert, we ended up staying.