Bruges

Blakey had been to Bruges a few years prior and was anxious for me to visit, so here we are in July 2015.
Bruges is a medieval city with much of the original architecture in tact.
It's historic centre has been a UNESCO Works Heritage site since 2000.

Bruges is also a canal city - here are few scenes.












Market Square is the town centre.







And of course every square has a cathedral.
This is now part of the visitors centre.




The Beguinage

Here is the entrance to "The Beguinage" -
a place where Christian orders live in semi-monastic communities.



This community was founded around 1244 by Margaret of Constatinopel.
...women only.


Since 1927, the facility is a convent for Benedictine nuns,
of which there only eleven on site.



The complex includes a Gothic béguinage church,
 and about thirty white painted houses dating from the late
16th, 17th and 18th century.



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