Lift bridge looking southwest from Potterierei

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Amelia Royan on June 22, 2011

Good morning dear Ria, thank you. What we noticed about the architecture compared to that of Amsterdam was that there didn't seem to be the high windows with the hook attachments ready to lift furniture etc. up to the top. Of course maybe it wasn't such a 'working' city. Also I don't think the facades are quite as old as those of Amsterdam; but elegant all the same :))

Groetjes, Amelia

Erik van den Ham on June 28, 2011

If it wasn't for that one car I would thought you did step back in time here Amelia. Great picture of this historic place.

Cheers, Erik

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2011

Hi there Erik, I suppose, if I was clever enough, I could have photo-shopped all the cars and roadsigns out of this one! They are 2 of the things I hate about old cities :))

Still - I'm pleased that you like this shot, even though the traffic warden wouldn't move the cars despite a huge bribe :))))

Groetjes, Amelia

Erik van den Ham on June 28, 2011

Nah nevermind, but it really is out of place there. What is that about this bribe than?

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2011

Thousands of Euros changed hands under the table over coffee at La Taverne Brugeoise in Grote Markt. The police and traffic wardens were supposed to move all cars and traffic signs, and prevent people from being in this area for 2 hours!

They took the money in a brown envelope and did a runner! The last I heard - they were on a cruise round the Norwegian fjords!


Erik van den Ham on June 28, 2011

Oh boy it's the same almost everywhere crooked policemen and government officials that want nothing but the best (for themselves!) Hope they will get stuck somewhere in the permafrost!

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2011


You're a cynic of the first order Erik!

And I talk a lot of nonsense on this site ;)

Erik van den Ham on June 28, 2011

I'm a cynic...yeah right our government discussed today to have mineral water in bottles or plain water (which is excellent for drinking in the Netherlands). Can you believe that??

I always thought you where speaking the truth and nothing but!

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2011

I can believe it! We are obsessed with drinking water these days, and even I buy the occasional bottle of Evian or the like, despite the fact that our drinking water is fine too, both in the UK and Norway.

I have to admire Belgium, it has no government and seems to run perfectly well without ;)

Erik van den Ham on June 28, 2011

LOL i said exactly the same today think we should learn from that!

And what about Greece!!! We should start with those banks who gave them loan after loan. Perhaps the board of directors must be held responsible and pay back whatever they have! A other good thing might be to pick up some good old habit we had (the English too!) and make it a colony. Put some people there that will do better.

We already put too much money in that bottomless pit.

Amelia Royan on June 28, 2011

Dare I mention tax evasion here? No I thought not! ;D

Goodnight my friend :)

Erik van den Ham on June 28, 2011

Better not....

Sleep well, Erik

M.Böcherer on July 26, 2011

Der Blick auf diese schönen Häuser und diese interessante Brücke gefällt mir sehr gut!

Beste Grüße, Manfred

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    by Amelia Royan
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