Sculpture Saturday

  This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory This week I’ve chosen one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Flemish sculptor Rik Poot (1924 -2006) who’s work focused on assemblies in metal.   This is the third horseman,  riding a black horse and symbolizing famine ( the others being conquest,  war and plague).  […]

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Sculpture Saturday

  This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory   I’ve chosen a piece of sculpture that pays homage to the humble spud!   You will find this work of art in Bruges’ FRIET MUSEUM. (Did you know that there are over 4000 varieties of potato!)     If you’d also like to take part:- […]

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Delving into Bruge – All about Chocolate!

Purely in the interest of research,  I took myself off to ‘Choco Story Brugge’ – yet another niche museum,  this time dedicated obviously to all things chocolate.   The biggest attraction,  I’m (almost) ashamed to admit,   was the lure of free samples – as if there wasn’t enough to try in the dozens of shops around […]

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Delving into Bruges – All about Frites!!!

I’m happy to identify with the cliche – I’m Irish and I LOVE my spuds!   So on a recent trip to Bruges,  I had to take myself off to the FRIET MUSEUM – the only one in the world dedicated to fries! The building itself dates back to the 14th century and displays are spread […]

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Delving into Bruges – her Streetscapes

While Bruges was occupied by German forces during both World Wars,  it was spared destruction.   In 1944,  the German Commander Immo Hopman ignored orders to destroy Bruges before allied troops arrived.   So her medieval centre remained intact and today the historical buildings,  cobbled streets and picturesque canals are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. […]

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