In Bruges, we saw:
Church of Our Lady – Michelangelo's Madonna and Child – absolutely stunning. It is such a great honor to see such a sculpture.
Basilica of the Holy Blood – Christian relics are everywhere in Europe
Groeninge Museum which contains many works by the Flemish masters. One I found most interesting was Bosch’s Last Judgment:
Apocalyptic themes were popular, but the freaky symbolism fascinated me – and we think modern art can be weird.
We stayed at the B & B Marieke. A few pics from our room:
Lace toilet paper holder – Lace is big in Bruges. A tiny robe hanging on a peg.
At the Bistro De Schaar I had a dom blanche (chocolate sundae) which was beautiful. The waiter said “you can take a picture.” But I didn’t – it was delicious, though.
We will be returning in March to see many more museums, monuments and churches. We already have our reservations at the Marieke.