For Europe, I always believe that along with visiting cities, you should also take some time and visit some of the smaller towns close by to these cities. These smaller towns are the ones that give you an actual flavor of that country, its culture and most importantly, its people. Hence during our Belgium stint, we spent a beautiful day in the picture perfect town of Bruges.
Bruges is a small town in Flanders that is in the northern part of Belgium. This is a small medieval European city, which is full of canals and beautiful old orange and red houses. Though this city is not as big as some other cities in Europe but it definitely has its own charm and many touristy things to do.
Below is my take on this town, through my camera lens.
On top of the tower, you can actually see the numerous bells and their mechanisms. Also, if you wait for a while then the bells literally ring on top of your head and you can actually see the whole mechanism in action. It’s quite a sight.
The main town centre comprises of a large garden in the centre, the Belfry on one side, the City Hall in the centre and the Market on the other side.
There are quite a few things to see here i.e. churches and museums, but we decided to just walk around this town in the sun and explore the smaller quaint lanes and the canals.
I would love to have a house like this that opens into the water.
We then ended the day with a treat of the most amazing Belgian chocolates and waffles. 🙂
All in all a beautiful place and a must visit if you ever decide to visit this region.