Monday, August 10, 2009

Brugges, Belgium and Kasteel Wijnendale part 2

The following pictures are from Mike's flickr. They will not enlarge.

A wooden facade.

Billboard by market square.

Gruuthruse Museum

Beautiful canal. It was a gorgeous ride.

DH touching a low bridge. I am in front of him.

We rode on these boats.

The castle.

Tapestry in the castle.

Drawbridge in front of castle.

If you look closely, you will see that the right side of the castle is of stone and the left is an addition made of brick. The owners still reside on the left side while the right side is open for visits. The grounds used to be gorgeous with manicured lawns, hedges, flower gardens, crops etc., but now they are unkempt.

Side view.

It was very small inside.

Boar's head in the castle. Very old and in bad shape.

Street in Brugge.


Nancy Face said...

I've never been to a castle! So cool! :)

Yvonne said...

Just curious, do the canals smell??? I've never been to Venice and have wondered the same thing about the canals there.

Natalie said...

The canals themselves do not smell bad, but there were lots of places in the city and near the canals that smelled really, really bad. Strong sewer smell. Ewwww