A street musician of Brugge!

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This very pleasant and talented fellow was seen on my hurried walk around the beautiful town of Brugge in Belgium. He is in fact playing a 'horned-violin' or 'the Stroh violin' (sometimes called a violinophone)' that is perhaps common to Brugges? It seems to be a 'simple' fiddle that is amplified by the horn but it certainly had a different kind of metallic effect on the sound. I hope too, that you enjoy this rather stylised scene that can take us back a few years perhaps. -

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Comments (16)

david g Johnson on December 30, 2012

Howdy...Herb.......Looks like you had a recent good trip ...I believe that Brugge is a fascinating old town/city...Here is a bit of..... INFO....from a quick gander on Google...also some movies are available on U'tube....All the very best to you from ...Dj...

Herb Riddle on December 30, 2012

Hi DJ yep a great time there in the few hours I had. The weather was dull and wet but hey, I got this and some others too. Thanks for the info. I had also produced a link lower in my introduction. Please call back to see more results of this short Christmas trip.

A very Happy New Year to you and your family from Eileen and myself.

Ivan Corellas on December 30, 2012

LIKE. Happy New Year. Ivan

Brian Gymer on December 31, 2012

Interesting photo & info. never heard of it until now. Best wishes for the New Year..Brian.

Ali Raza on December 31, 2012


Beautiful photo.

Best wishes

Ирина Лапис on December 31, 2012

nice photo L

Herb Riddle on December 31, 2012

Ivan, Brian, Hafeezmj and Ramka, great to see you all here again on this last day of 2012. I have just returned from a short cruise to a few of our near continental neighbours. This is the result of our trip to Brugges in Belgium. I play the accordion myself and so have a passionate interest in street musicians. Glad you all like this.

Happy New Year for 2013, Herb

sonjamar on December 31, 2012


Happy New Year to you and your family!

cbaisan on December 31, 2012

Best wishes for the New Year Herb!

NickolayR on December 31, 2012

L7! Happy New Year. Nikcolay

Jack Clarke on December 31, 2012

Herb. A good street musician will always lift the gloom of dark wet days.LIKE. Best wishes for the new year. Jack.

Herb Riddle on January 1, 2013

sonjamar, Chris, Nickolay and Jack great to see you all here again. Yes, when I hear music in the streets I am happy! Glad you like this one too.

Wishing you and yours, A Very Happy New Year, Herb

Steve Paxton on January 3, 2013

Herb no better subject or treatment you feel me in your shoes...... steve

Karen James on January 3, 2013

Hi Herb thought I'd pop in to view your gallery again since Christmas, I noticed you have been away, this one has taken my eye, very good processing I must say, YSL for this one.

Best Wishes for 2013 Herb


Herb Riddle on January 3, 2013

Steve - great to see you here with me in Brugges. I can recommend the place for us happy snappers.

Karen, always a pleasure to see you here in my gallery. Yes, since retirement last Spring I have had more time to travel. Even spent 3 weeks in Wales during monsoon June:) Even more holidays planned for this year so plenty of photographic subject variation. Same old man behind the button though! Great that you think this is worth your YSL Means a lot to me.

A Very Happy New Year to you and your families, Herb

Nick Weall on January 5, 2013

A lovely scene and storyHerb and I love the muted colour tones ~ All the best ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 30, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S95
    • Taken on 2012/12/23 13:12:18
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 9.63mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.790
    • ISO Speed: ISO200