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Vacation pictures, part 2

Thursday, March 24, 2011

One more of vacation pictures ... Just to recap, I had the pleasure of spending a week in Brugge (Bruges), Belgium with my daughter, her family and her in-laws. While there, Becca and I spent three days visiting museums and exploring this beautiful old city.

This is one of the beautiful old churches.

This is the post office. What a gorgeous building!

We took a boat ride through the canals - it's a great way to get a different perspective on the city. Here you see a house that is built right over the canal - our boat had just passed underneath it. Talk about water in the basement!

Look at how narrow this street is! Obviously for pedestrians only!

This quiet area is a former convent for laywomen. Single women could choose to live here, follow the rules of church life without taking vows, and minister to the poor. We were able to tour one of the typical dwellings - very spacious and comfortable!

These are lace bobbins. We watched a demonstration of ladies making bobbin lace. They keep track of all those individual bobbins and weave them over and under and make beautiful lace!

Look how short this door is! Becca is about 5'5" tall, but she would have been in danger of hitting her head walking through this door. This wasn't the only short door in the city, either.

One more smile from my grandson An'nai. I smile when I look at it!

So there you are ... some of the beautiful sights in Brugge, Belgium. I hope you can enjoy them in person someday too!
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    3732 days ago
    I love looking at beautiful pictures of buildings like these.
    I am happy to see them. My uncle, who has since passed,
    lived there for years. Mostly, he would send pictures of
    the beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing. You have
    a beautiful grand baby.
    3734 days ago
    I so love seeing such magnificent and inspiring old buildings. I was surprised by the home over the canal. Seeing boats pass underneath sure beats watching traffic on the street, doesn't it? Glad you enjoyed yourself. The memories will be with you forever. -- Lou
    3734 days ago
    These are AWESOME, just awesome!! Thank you SO much for sharing these. How wonderful that you got to make this trip. Good for YOU!!! An'nai is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you so much for sharing these!!!


    3734 days ago
    Oh, I want to see more!!! This is wonderful!!! Keep Sparkin'!!
    3734 days ago
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