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BRUGGE AND OSTEND BELGIUM.

History and Sand

Brugge is an historic city in Belgium Europe. It as a population of over 115,000. Famous for Lace making, Chocolates and Beer.The main square is lovely with the Belfrey tower and Carillion from the 13th century, there are 366 steps to the top of the Belfrey ..There are 47 carillion bells. ----There are boat trips on the canals,also a horse and carriage can be taken. Brugge is compact so can be walked round with ease.I went on a Brewery visit also round a small chocolate factory.BRUGGE Railway station.

BRUGGE Railway station.

BRUGGE

BRUGGE

BRUGGE. Church of our Lady, dates from 13th century. Tower 115.6 metres high. [379 ft

BRUGGE. Church of our Lady, dates from 13th century. Tower 115.6 metres high. [379 ft

]BRUGGE.  Bottle and glass shop.  Most breweries have their own design of glass,they are collected by drinkers and others.

BRUGGE. Bottle and glass shop. Most breweries have their own design of glass,they are collected by drinkers and others.

BRUGGE.. A Belgium beer.

BRUGGE.. A Belgium beer.

BRUGGE,  Hotel room.

BRUGGE, Hotel room.

BRUGGE  Budget hotel ,not far from rail station.

BRUGGE Budget hotel ,not far from rail station.

BRUGGE . Bar and resturant near hotel.

BRUGGE . Bar and resturant near hotel.

BRUGGE

BRUGGE

BRUGGE Canal

BRUGGE Canal

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BRUGGE.

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BRUGGE

BRUGGE

BRUGGE

BRUGGE.  Water fountain for the horses.

BRUGGE. Water fountain for the horses.

BRUGGE. Post your letter here.

BRUGGE. Post your letter here.

BRUGGE.  Bottle and glass shop.  Most breweries have their own design of glass,they are collected by drinkers and others.

BRUGGE. Bottle and glass shop. Most breweries have their own design of glass,they are collected by drinkers and others.

BRUGGE  Provinial Court.

BRUGGE Provinial Court.

BRUGGE

BRUGGE

BRUGGE.

BRUGGE.

BRUGGE   Basilica of the Holy Blood.  The church as a relic of the Holy Blood believed collected by Joseph of Arimatea.

BRUGGE Basilica of the Holy Blood. The church as a relic of the Holy Blood believed collected by Joseph of Arimatea.

BRUGGE.

BRUGGE.

BRUGGE   Belfrey tower in main square.

BRUGGE Belfrey tower in main square.

BRUGGE.

BRUGGE.

BRUGGE.

BRUGGE.

BRUGGE.  Rozenhoedkaai.. Must be the most photographed place in Brugge.

BRUGGE. Rozenhoedkaai.. Must be the most photographed place in Brugge.

BRUGGE.  Busy corner.

BRUGGE. Busy corner.

OSTEND is a coastal city and resort,, and was my first time abroad as teenager.Been many times since.There are lovely sandy beaches. Over 50 hotels serve the tourists. The population is over 68,000. The Promenade is great to walk along. In the Yachat Basin is the "Mercator " ex Sailing Ship with 3 masts. Ostend is halfway along the route of the Kusttram ,which runs along the coast from De Panne on the French border to Knokke on the Dutch border., i think an allday ticket is 7 Euro.-- Near the Rail station is the Neo Gothic style church of St. Peter and Paul.--- A wooden pier can be walked along into the North Sea.OSTEND. On the wooden pier.

OSTEND. On the wooden pier.

OSTEND Harbour mouth.

OSTEND Harbour mouth.

OSTEND  Sand scupltures on beach.

OSTEND Sand scupltures on beach.

OSTEND  On the beach, Sand sculptures.

OSTEND On the beach, Sand sculptures.

OSTEND  Promenade.

OSTEND Promenade.

OSTEND Casino from sea front.

OSTEND Casino from sea front.

OSTEND.  Beach, Wind screens needed.

OSTEND. Beach, Wind screens needed.

OSTEND.  Tourist Office near Casino.

OSTEND. Tourist Office near Casino.

OSTEND  CASINO.

OSTEND CASINO.

OSTEND.. Meal at Bennys.

OSTEND.. Meal at Bennys.

OSTEND. Empire Hotel. Budget hotel.

OSTEND. Empire Hotel. Budget hotel.

OSTEND  Main Square,with band stand.

OSTEND Main Square,with band stand.

OSTEND. Peperbusse, tower of burned out church.

OSTEND. Peperbusse, tower of burned out church.

OSTEND BELGIUM,  St. Peter and Paul Church.

OSTEND BELGIUM, St. Peter and Paul Church.

OSTEND. Open bridge for yacht basin.

OSTEND. Open bridge for yacht basin.

OSTEND.  Railway station..  Trains to Brugge, Gent, Brussels, Liege ,etc.

OSTEND. Railway station.. Trains to Brugge, Gent, Brussels, Liege ,etc.

OSTEND..Where is my bike ?

OSTEND..Where is my bike ?

OSTEND.

OSTEND.

OSTEND . Mercator, Ex Sailing ship, open to public.

OSTEND . Mercator, Ex Sailing ship, open to public.

OSTEND. Bar in Main Street.

OSTEND. Bar in Main Street.

OSTEND .Kapelietr.

OSTEND .Kapelietr.

OSTEND .Band Stand.

OSTEND .Band Stand.

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