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Thursday, 8 May 2008

holland holiday... over to belgium

we visited brugge and brussels, belgium, about 4 hours drive from amsterdam. our first stop was beautiful brugge, very old medieval city, it's absolutely charming little place. we had about an hour and half free and easy, gene and i took the streets with less people to capture the old buildings and feel the essence of this quaint city.


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
an old church, didn't get the name though


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
these buildings are a few hundred years old and still strong and standing.


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d



brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
a bakery, sells really yummylicious cakes.


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
feels like we've traveled back to time... it's a magical feeling.


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
angels everywhere.

brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
sidewalk cafes


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
statue in front of a church


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
street leading towards town hall


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
beautiful statues on top of doors


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
very narrow street, like something i'd imagined where oliver twist would scamper, yes?


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
brugge town hall, it is a world heritage site of UNESCO


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
basilica of the holy blood, upon entering the church, my tears just wouldn't stop flowing, i dunno why, the energy in the church is so great that it has touched deep within me and i felt that i have had a healing. it was indeed a holy place. after snapping a few photos, with tears still flowing, i took a moment to just sit and stare at what you see above. simply magnificent. later a friend told me what i experienced was 'love'. what do you think?


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
stained glass in basilica of the holy blood


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
basilica of the holy blood, it's just an amazing place


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
building around town hall


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
walking along the streets, there are many street market, bazzar selling all sorts of nick knacks


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
bazzar, antiques and stuffs


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
one can also catch the city tour by a horse carriage, you get half an hour ride around the city with the guide explaining the historical and interesting sights.


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
church of our lady


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
church of our lady


brugge, photo by alison, canon 350d
busker singing for some change, and they were good too!

gee... i know, it's like endless of photos, i think tomorrow may be the last batch... from the 350d, hehe! will try to get some real photos, taken by gene... he's the pro here.

2 comments:

  1. Oh look at that "Oliver Twist' street..they're so narrow yet so clean! These pics very much reminded me of my one and only trip to Germany eight years before for business purpose..it's a shame back then I still couldn't afford digital camera and the photos I had didn't do justice at all to all the beautiful buildings and happenings I experienced. I think I'll cry too if I were with you in that church..the presence of 'holy being' will touch me deep.

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  2. hliza: yes, amazingly clean, unlike our back lane in the cities.

    we got our first digital camera just a couple of years back too, and gene instantly got hit by the digital camera bug! whoever invented digital camera is a genius! couldn't imagine if it was a film camera! it would have cost us a bomb to print all the photos!

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