Anniversary trip: Bruges, part 1

They spell it "Brugge" when you're there, Bruges is the french way to put it.
In the train station in Brugge I found a magazine with Spanky in it.
"Against Nazis" sticker.
Getting ripped apart by horses was the equivalent of the electric chair today. You had to take the guys clothes off first, so the onlookers can see his legs and arms ripping off unobstructed. I wonder what this guy didn't believe in?
Brugge is also very pretty. But word on the street is that they build new buildings in an old style to keep the place feeling old and quaint. It did have a sort of Disneyland feel to it.
The famous town square.
A very old and medieval church.
This is the interior of that church.
They have pretty canals too, with great trees reaching into them.
We went on a day the museums were closed, and in doing so missed a great deal of must-see paintings while in Belgium. Van Eyck's and the like. A bummer. But it was just a day trip for us from Gent, so we would have rather stayed outside walking and seeing the place. Next time we'll see the art.
"Have we so soon forgotten those four years of terrible carnage, the greatest war of all time; forgotten the millions of men who gave their lives, who made the supreme sacrifice and who today, beneath the soil of France and Belgium, sleep the eternal sleep?" -Frank B. Kellogg
"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind." -Bruce Lee
The canal was mostly clean, but I did find some fascinating flotsam.
A boatload of tourists, literally.
Forgive me for trying to "get artsy" with my shot. Deanna's little body lends a sense of scale.
This photo was two steps to the left of that last photo. This place is crazy.
Posted November 23rd, 2011 by Killing some tofu may be only slightly more humane
Haha Spanky the "romantic skateboarder"! lol
It's weird how every skater in the industry has a title.

No comment on the painting of the dude getting ripped apart. It's too gnarly.

I love the goth scene although I'm not really Gothic but have been accused of being Gothic.
Posted By: Josiah on November 23rd, 2011 at 10:46AM PST
I hope Spanky got paid for that weirdness...or laid...or both!
I support the Tegen Nazi sticker.
that is some fascinating perhaps one of those tourists is named Sam. then you'd have multiple pics of flotsam. some more fascinating than others.
That feckin tower is huge!
second to last pic is a ginger building.
Posted By: lunch on November 23rd, 2011 at 02:38PM PST
Happy thanksgiving!!

Right now I'm stuck in Redding. Rode the bus out here to meet a trucker to pick up a car for a friend. Trucker didn't show up. Ha. I'm in a Red Lion hotel. It's alright.
But my mom left to go with her boyfriend so now
I'm gonna be home alone of I get home today.
Fuuuuuuuuu...I guess it's more interesting than a traditional thanksgiving day
Posted By: Jgonzalez on November 24th, 2011 at 07:29AM PST
Is that a Skateboarder or Skateboard mag? In thinking skateboard mag. I wonder what Spanky would look like I'd he never smoked.

I wonder what it feels like being a horse having to rip somebody apart. I'm sure they whip the horse too if they don't obey

They need to bring back brick walls


Boatload of tourists looks like a Disneyland ride. Bring your ponchos

Artsy photo is good. Size comparison
Posted By: Jgonzalez on November 24th, 2011 at 07:37AM PST
It\'s a pitty you didn\'t find the only underground exhibition-space in the little town.
Chek the site. they occupied a monastery that had been abandoned for 30 years and transformd it into artist-spaces , currently they live and work in the front house in the ezelstraat 68. the only free painted house.
People visiting bruges are always welcome to knock on the door and they will give you a free guide of the building and some good tips.
see you around
Posted By: Markus on November 27th, 2011 at 07:23AM PST
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