Bruges, Belgium and the Night at the Palace

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium: Flemish name: Brugge a city in NW Belgium, capital of West Flanders province: centre of the medieval European wool and cloth trade. Connected to its seaport, Zeebrugges, by canal. “the Venice of the North”

Bruges, Belgium
Bruges, Belgium

 

 

Last weekend, my husband and I had the most amazing experience as part of our time in Prague. We were invited to attend a formal event at our friends’ Palace within the Prague Castle grounds. If I had to choose one experience I soaked up most from our two years here so far, it was the Night at the Palace. Here, a photo of me (on the right) and two of my closest friends. Thought you might enjoy a peek at the setting (view over Prague), and of the magical fun.

Jennifer Lyn King
the Magical Night at the Palace

Bruges, Belgium

Okay– now on to my Travel Friday Photojournal:  Two weeks ago, my family drove West from Prague to Belgium, to see their beautiful country over Easter weekend. Last week, I wrote about the Dutch and Belgian countryside, which I loved. But, we spent Easter in Bruges. And, if I were to recommend a place to see for a day in Western Europe for an authentic experience, I would say Bruges.

Following, a collection of my favorite scenes from Bruges:

Bruges's Stunning Architecture
Bruges’s Stunning Architecture
Regal Towers in Bruges
Regal Towers in Bruges
Bicycles and Carriages on the Main Bruges Square
Bicycles and Carriages on the Main Bruges Square
Bruges
Bruges
The Serenity of Bruges
The Serenity of Bruges
Bruges Canal, Swans and Reflections
Bruges Canal, Swans and Reflections
A wisteria-draped Bruges lane
A wisteria-draped Bruges lane

 

Have you been to Bruges? What was your favorite element your visit there?

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2 thoughts on “Bruges, Belgium and the Night at the Palace

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    Great pictures! I love the one of the swans in the canal next to the ivy wall.
    You can really see the Dutch influence on the architecture in some of the other ones too, can’t you?

    I can’t remember if I’ve been to Bruges (I don’t think so…) but I have been through a lot of Belgium. One time, a friend of mine and I toured through the Ypres/Passchendale area for a few days, cycling through. Beautiful countryside, though kind of a bittersweet journey with all the war memorials around. We camped for two nights for free at a community centre or something in downtown Ypres.

    I’ve definitely been to Brussels — a lot of the older buildings were under restoration then (early 90s) so most of what I remember is scaffolding.

    The four best things in Belgium: ice cream, chocolate, waffles (cliché but true), and of course the beer…

    ~Graham

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    1. Hi Graham,

      Thank you! You and I share the same favorites– I LOVED the swans. They were quite flirty for the camera, and knew that they were amazing. All around, Easter bells pealed, from the many towers in Bruges. And it was one of those epic peaceful moments that will never escape my memory. Glad you share a great view of such an amazing part of Europe! And of course, you’re so right about the ice cream and chocolate!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Jennifer

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