We went to Bruges (also known as Brugge) yesterday. Bruges, in the Flanders region of Belgium, is about 70 miles from Calais, so it's an easy day trip from London.
I was shocked to see the weeping willow tree hanging over the canal, one of the most picturesque spots in Bruges. It's naked now in November, yet in summer, it looked like this:
More photos of Bruges in November below.
When I peered down this side street, I thought for a moment I'd stepped back in time.
You hear the clip clop of hooves on cobbled streets everywhere.
Bruges, with its canals, is the Venice of the North. I prefer it to busy Amsterdam. Notice how the canal boats are covered for the winter.
The famous belfry tower in the Markt. Maybe next time I'll climb to the top!
Every time I go to Bruges, I notice something "new", like this pretty building by the water. See the belfry in the background?