Early spring in Brugge - Belgium

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The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Bruges got its city charter on July 27, 1128 and new walls and canals were built. Since about 1050, gradual silting had caused the city to lose its direct access to the sea. A storm in 1134, however, re-established this access, through the creation of a natural channel at the Zwin. The new sea arm stretched all the way to Damme, a city that became the commercial outpost for Bruges. The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares, including 1,075 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge (meaning "Brugge aan Zee"[2] or "Bruges on Sea"[3]). The city's total population is 117,073 (1 January 2008),[4] of which around 20,000 live in the historic centre. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 616 km² and has a total of 255,844 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008.[5]

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Comments (229)

♫ Swissmay on December 12, 2012

Ahmet, lovely place, well composed, YSL!

Warm regards, Margrit

bassam jayousi on December 13, 2012

Salam dear friend Ahmet!

Beautiful view, excellent photo!! L+F

[Thank you for your nice compliment, mean a lot to me]

Wish you all the best, Bassam


RGC52 on December 25, 2012

Eccellente cattura,paesaggio e colori molto belli, LIKE Saluti RGC52

J.V.Matoška on January 1, 2013

Beautiful place, I like it.

cindy555 on April 5, 2013

Great shot and LIKE Marion

Alex Bazhan on May 19, 2013

Very nice townscape. Very elegant shot! Kind greetings, Alexey.
Wish you success!

Kostadinos delta on August 26, 2013

Great point of view, very good street photo! like

greetings / Kostas

C.A.M. Bien on November 4

Thanks for your visit and comment on my photo's, feel free to come along again. This a beautiful photo. LIKE!!!

with kindest regards,

Kees,

Netherlands (Holland)

Ahmet Bekir on November 4

Many thanks my panoramio friends for visit, likes and comments...greetings , Ahmet

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