January 2020

From Brussels we drove to Bruges - another beautiful town with rich history.


A 13th-century square in the heart of Bruges, is still a functional market on Wednesdays.

The bellfry (The Belfort) [below left] & the Provincial Court [above & below right] are among the two well known buildings on the square


Stadhuis (The City Hall)   [below] 

A stroll along the canals of Bruges and a memory  photo on Rozenhoedkaii.




The Alley of the Blind Donkey and Oudegriffie [below]


The Church of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk)

And the famous Michelangelo sculpture Madonna and Child in the museum portion.  One had to pay for the privilege. Though very small, compared to his other works found in Italy, it was worth the fee.


Where we admired their collection of Flemish Primitives, among them Hieronymus Bosch's The Last Judgement [below]  -  The man was a crazy genius  -



We also visited the exhibit of Frank Brangwyn. Bruges' own son. And we witnessed  his creativity in many fronts, including art and design.


... onto Antwerp for the last leg of Belgium during this trip.  From there we go skiing in Austria - Stubaital and Alto Adige/Südtirol - Gröden/Val Gardena