Photographer's Note

Saturday afternoon I was together with my wife to Bruges, very cold weather but wonderful blue sky, excellent for take a nice picture of this place.

I wish all the members of TE, a healthy 2009, also a lot pleasure with them hobby

The history of Bruges begins around 2000 years ago. In the territory of the town was when a Gallo-Roman settlement. The residents did not just agriculture, they also claimed trade with England and the rest of Gaul. Around 270 attacked the Germans for the first time in the Flemish coastal plain. Probably the Romans were here at the end of the third century and during the fourth century still stand in a military reinforcement. Therefore, it is possible that Brugge remained occupied in the transition period to the early Middle Ages. When the holy Eligius around 650 in our region Christianity came out Bruges was perhaps the enhanced capital for the Flemish coast
Almost a hundred years later in Bruges also some trade with Scandinavia. Bruges is the name derived from the Oudnoorse "Bryggja", which means pier. In documents and coins, the name Bruges already since the middle of the ninth century. Then there was in Bruges already a strong fortress (the Burg). The city was not plundered by the Norsemen. Probably the overseas trade between Bruges and Scandinavia, the area of the Norsemen, remain.

Bruges has traditionally had an international port function. The oldest trade settlement of Bruges and the early medieval port was to reach around 1050 from the sea. The second core habitation outside the Burg was the current Stone Street and the Old Burg. As the city grew to around 1100 to the strongest. The two oldest parish churches of Bruges, Our Lady and St Salvators, are also on the outskirts of this district.

I hope that you like it.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
27/12/2008 14:20:30
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Centerweighted average metering
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
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4368 x 2912
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