Peter Kun Frary, Photographer


Inter Canal • Brugges, Belgium

 

Canon EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM

The canals, bridges, cobblestone alleyways, and Medieval and Renaissance architecture of Brugges bring to mind a miniature Venice. Of course, Bruges waterways are fresh rather than salt, buildings are bare brick rather than bright stucco and the northern climate tends towards dark and somber. And not a gondola in sight (but a few cars!). The soul, rhythm and light of Brugges is a world apart from bustling and sun drenched Venice.

Brugges, "the City of Bridges, is in northwest Belgium and connected by canal to the North Sea. It was founded in the 9th century and today is mainly a tourist center due to its well preserved medieval city center and network of rustic canals. Now the canals are mainly used to enterain tourists.

I'm almost ashamed to admit my fondest memories of Bruges are not the medieval architecture or treasure droves of Northern Renaissance paintings, but the heavenly beer they brew. Dad burn nectar of the gods...


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