Sunday, November 29, 2009
TRAVEL THE WORLD - BRUGES, BELGIUM
These three 1997 photos of the main square in Bruges illustrate the beautiful medieval houses that are everywhere in the city. When its port became silted up in the 16th Century Bruges declined in economic importance and was replaced by Antwerp. Happily, as economic activity declined, most of the old buildings were not pulled down and replaced by new development. Consequently, visitors to Bruges today are able to see much of medieval Bruges - a truly wonderful experience.