In Bruges—Part 1

Continuing on with our transatlantic cruise from earlier this month, this week we’ll take a look at one of the most picturesque cities I’ve ever encountered.  Following our landing upon the Invasion Beaches of Normandy, we continued on from Northern France to the port city of Zeebrugge, Belgium.  We gathered off the ship with our Cruise Critic group for a taxi and self-guided tour of Bruges.

If you’ve not seen the movie In Bruges, and if you enjoy dark comedy, you simply must view this film.  If you enjoy beautiful scenery, you simply must view it.  If you enjoy great acting, you simply must view it.  If you enjoy irony, you simply must view it.  In short, In Bruges is simply a must-view film on many different levels.  And, while Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson may have gotten top billing, it’s the scenery of Bruges that really stars in this film.

How picturesque is this place?  Well, I got enough really great photographs that we’ll be exploring the beauty of Bruges in all three of this week’s scheduled blogs.

The city center of Bruges is a town architecturally frozen in time—a UNESCO World Heritage Site loaded with medieval architecture.  When you plan your trip bring comfortable shoes, an umbrella (the weather changed on us every fifteen minutes, it seemed), a couple of cameras, and lots of spare camera batteries.

Here is just a sample of what you’ll find awaiting you:



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4 responses to “In Bruges—Part 1

  1. Linda

    Wonderful pictures! I haven’t seen the movie but now I must see it. Thank you Doug.

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  3. Beautiful pictures, Doug. 😉