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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Bruges and Ghent Exploration, Fall 2015

Fashion, History, and Art my priorities - a sample of my Fall 2015 exploration... discovered in less than a week's time via bus, boat, and foot:

Belfry of Ghent
Ghent Through History (Antique Glass View) - photo Toile La La 2015

Ghent through History (Antique Glass View) - photo Toile La La 2015


View from Belfry of Ghent - photo Toile La La

View from Belfry of Ghent - photo Toile La La

View from Belfry of Ghent - photo Toile La La

stairwell, Belfry of Ghent
Belfry of Ghent



MIAT Museum, Ghent

Ghent was the hub of the Flanders textile region.  This museum houses a wonderful collection of textile and industrial objects and machinery - and offers a very complete array of conveniences and appliances which represents their evolution in a chronological order. I was delighted to see all the hat blocks there in a workshop.

MIAT Museum, Ghent - photo Toile La La

MIAT Museum, Ghent - photo Toile La La

MIAT Museum, Ghent - photo Toile La La

MIAT Museum, Ghent - photo Toile La La

St. Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent

Vestment, St. Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent - photo Toile La La
St. Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent - photo Toile La La

photo Toile La La
Ghent Patershol 


At night, buildings in Ghent are illuminated - beautiful.
Evening Ghent, Illuminated - photo Toile La La
 Bruges Belfort

83-metres high, constructed in 3 layers - the Belfort's lower two brick sections were built in the 13th century.  The upper octagonal lantern tower of limestone was built in the 1430s.  Atop it all - until 1741 - was a 19-metre wooden spire.

Bruges Belfort - photo Toile La La

view from Bruges Belfort - photo Toile La La

inside Bruges Belfort - photo Toile La La

view from Bruges Belfort - photo Toile La La

view from Bruges Belfort - photo Toile La La

Bruges Belfort stairwell
After a very thorough glimpse of Bruges from the perch of the Belfort, we had a canal boat tour and enjoyed walking throughout the city from dusk till dawnSome of my favorite things - the detailed lace in several shop windows and the delicious chocolate.
Lace in shop window, Bruges - photo Toile La La
Lace in shop window, Bruges - photo Toile La La
Lady in Thought, Bruges - photo Toile La La 2015
 
Beautiful Chocolatier, Bruges - photo Toile La La 2015

Mannequin, Bruges - photo Toile La La 2015

Mannequin, Bruges - photo Toile La La 2015

Passersby, Bruges - photo Toile La La 2015

Sunset, Bruges - photo Toile La La 2015

Man with Dog, Bruges - photo Toile La La 2015

Sunrise, Belgium - photo Toile La La 2015