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The Beguinage of Bruges

In the southern part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site-proclaimed Historic Center of Bruges lies another World Heritage Site, “Ten Wijngaerde” Beguinage. Its name means the vineyard. The first thing that a visitor feels upon approaching the beguinage or begijnhof, is quietness, tranquility and peace. From the Minnewater Lake, the ambiance in the below photo greeted… Continue reading The Beguinage of Bruges

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In Bruges: Walking The Interesting Lanes and Alleys

There is even no need for me to say that Bruges is photogenic, charming, pretty, too good to be true. But in addition to my stories about the myth of the frog prince and the legend of swans, a few more secrets and legends lurk in its medieval and cobblestoned lanes that gives it a… Continue reading In Bruges: Walking The Interesting Lanes and Alleys

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The Legend of the Bruges Swans

One of the first things I saw, and I think added a lot to the charm of Bruges, are swans. During the photo tour, my photo tour guide, Andy, mentioned about the legend surrounding the high visibility of swans all over Bruges. And so the legend goes something like… The swans have been in Bruges canals and… Continue reading The Legend of the Bruges Swans