The third (and final!) post on my mini-cruise to Belgium is mostly pictorial, you will be relieved to hear!
Our destination town was the most lovely Brugge (Flemish) Bruges (French), for Belgium is in the main Flemish and French speaking.
It is such a pretty and unspoiled old town and sympathetically protected for posterity.
We enjoyed a guided canal trip and walk through the town and parks.
Our guides provided a condensed history of this pretty town.
I loved the architecture.
The band came out to welcome us!
Thank you, smartly-dressed band people, it was much appreciated.
The guided canal trip was most special; the water ways and houses are beautiful.
The house fronts along the canals are awesome.
There are many swans in the town. There is an historial reason for this.
But my mind's a blank. Ooops, maybe I unplugged my audio guide ear piece!
We wandered around a market where I bought two smurfs. Did you know that smurfs were created by a Belgian? Not a Dutch man, as I had always believed. And did you know that he created them in the late '50s? I hadn't heard of them until we were blessed with The Smurf Song many years later. Do we remember Dutch Father Abraham's bewitching song, ladies :-)?
There were oodles of lace shops of course. And chocolate shops, naturally. This cousin loves chocolate so I just had to get her to pose next to one of the many shops.
And Christmas shops. In September.
So, when in Belgium, eat chocolate ...
... and yummy waffles.
No excuse needed!
Well, I've surprised even myself, creating three full posts from a four day holiday!
Just think what I could do with two whole weeks ...
A la perchoine.