The Canals tour in Bruges, ‘The Venice of the North’ (比利時布魯日運河之旅)

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MF(Meditation Falcon… on April 2, 2013

Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country.

The historic city center is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam, it is sometimes referred to as "The Venice of the North". The water situation in both cities was, however, very different. Venice was founded on islands in a lagoon of the Adriatic Sea. Bruges lies deeper inland; at least now, because in the five centuries B.C the Flemish coastline must have been flooded several times by the North Sea. When the waters retreated they left behind different sea-arms via which ships could reach the area where now Bruges is situated.

In the Middle-Ages, the waterways to Bruges had to be regularly adapted and enlarged to allow large trade ships to reach the city. Already in the 12th century the cargo was mostly brought to the cities like Damme and Sluis. All through the golden era of Bruges the rivers and canals were constantly dredged. Inside the city the 'Reie' river had been turned into a network of canals that enabled the traders to bring their products to the large Water Halls at the Market. Inside the Water Halls the goods were stored or sold directly. The Water Halls do not exist anymore now.

Nowadays no commercial ships sail on the Bruges 'reien' (=canals) anymore. The canals are now exclusively used for tourist boats.

One more Like for this marvellous photo dear friend!!!!!

Greetings and best wishes from Greece-Piraeus.


amadeus2050 on April 3, 2013

Beautiful photo. LIKE. Best wishes.


Oleg Timofeev on April 5, 2013

Nice view and a pleasant photo. Like! Best wishes. Oleg

Klaus Richter on April 9, 2013

Excellent composed photo!
Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

Bassam Jayousi on April 9, 2013

Beautiful place, very fine shot. Like

Greetings and best wishes, Bassam

Adem Dogan on April 9, 2013

Very beautiful Image Composition.. LIKE.. Regards

jeff_msn123 on April 9, 2013

Beautiful composition. LIKE

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Pantelis65 on April 11, 2013

Wonderful photo and beautiful composition! like, greetings Pantelis.

Dr.Azzouqa on April 20, 2013

Excellent composition.


Best wishes from Jordan.


Frederic Baiges on April 24, 2013

Molt bona foto. Like


Vinay Kumar on April 28, 2013

beautiful shot, with taken perfectly. Like, Greetings from vinay.

Kalev Vask on May 1, 2013

It's nicely composed!
Like and best regards, Kalev

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on May 15, 2013

Impressive perspective,Beautiful composition. Like,,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

Chinappi on May 16, 2013

Of course, I LIKE it.

More generally, you have a beautiful gallery.

I appreciate your attention for your visit and your nice comments!.

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.


leo1383 on May 27, 2013

Like, interesting place, nice picture, greetings Leo

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on June 9, 2013

Dear MF!

Very nice perspective and composition, beautiful shot. I like it! Thank you for your visit and kind words.

Best wishes from Budapest, Viktor

CHO PIGU on June 17, 2013

Wonderful composition and perspective!!


ちょぴぐ Greetings from Japan。

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  • Uploaded on April 2, 2013
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    by MF(Meditation Falcon…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2012/10/25 16:13:28
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 27.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash