Flemish béguinages - 2014

by Björn Roose November. 08, 2018 263 views
Dendermonde béguinage

Dendermonde béguinage

Bruges béguinage

Bruges béguinage

Bruges béguinage

Bruges béguinage

Dendermonde béguinage

Dendermonde béguinage

Dendermonde béguinage

Dendermonde béguinage

I actually shouldn't have to introduce the "begijnhoven" (in French and in English they are called "béguinage") to you: they (all 13 of them) have deserved their place on the Unesco World Heritage list. Nah, if you don't know them, just click that link and you'll learn :-)

Anyway, if you ever visit Brugge ("Bruges" in English), I'm sure any guide will take you to the "béguinage". If he doesn't: complain.

And if you don't feel the need to visit Bruges, the Venice of the North (or Bruges la Morte, depending on the mood of the writer): be ashamed of yourself. Okay, maybe there's a little too much tourists (6,2 million tourists visited the city last year - knowing their visit is generally limited to the city centre, the intra muros part, where only 20.000 people live, on a lot of days there's more tourists in the city than inhabitants), but that's just because it's the most beautiful city in the world.

PS: I do not repost all my previous Flickr photos to Photoblog, but ... I have all my photos on another medium too: Pinterest. You'll find all my béguinages-pictures (there's the Amsterdam one too) here.

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