Bruges – day 2

” Rain is good for romance. Walk through any city on a rainy day and you’re bound to see this: couples close and happy under a shared umbrella, one’s hand wrapped around the other’s on the handle. Or head to head at small tables under outdoor cafe awnings. Pretending they stopped here to keep out of the rain, but really using the excuse to sit close together. Others enter a store laughing, laughing at their wetness, delighted about everything. They don’t want to buy anything; they’re just using this dry place as an intermission. A happy older couple across the restaurant helping each other dry off. Something about walking in the rain. Days like these stay with you. A long time later you’ll ask— remember the crazy time we got caught in that storm? And their eyes will light up. Of course they remember. Guaranteed. Rain is good for romance. ” – Jonathan Carroll

Don’t leave Belgium without visiting Bruges. We got to see it on a Sunday evening which was great cause it turned out the cars are not aloud to wonder through the city centre during Sundays. It was therefore peaceful and quiet and the rain didn’t stopped us at all from enjoying it.

Things that moved me in Bruges:

  • the little country houses with their horses and their caravans parked nearby, all seen from the window train;
  • the darkness overthrown by light and their co-existance;
  • just how green the green grass can be on rainy days;
  • the fairytale architecture – it made me think of this amazing book that a good friend is writing;
  • the red bricks, the rooftops, the doors;
  • the narrow streets;
  • a song in a souvenir shop;
  • the bicycles;
  • the lights, little yellow lights;
  • the norden atmosphere;
  • the chocolate;
  • the fact that i managed to send Marius a city postcard;
  • a father holding the hands of his two blonde girls;
  • Alma’s sailing books
  • the raindrops

 

B___5267

B___5271

bruges1

B___5279

B___5282

B___5268

B___5286

B___5290

B___5294

B___5334-side

B___5299

B___5292-side

B___5333

B___5306

B___5332-side

B___5344

B___5310-side

B___5340

B___5338

B___5319

B___5296-side

B___5351

B___5356-side

B___5349

B___5346-side

B___5355

B___5367

B___5378

B___5390

B___5424

B___5369-side

B___5383

B___5387-side

B___5422

B___5377-side

B___5379

B___5391

B___5402

B___5382

B___5396-side

B___5406

B___5417

B___5431

B___5432

B___5438

B___5440

B___5433

B___5428-side

B___5449

B___5444-side

B___5453

B___5458

B___5463

B___5474

B___5477

B___5484-side

B___5491

B___5487-side

B___5479

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

*