Sunday, December 16, 2007

Lets take a walk in Brugge...

Since we go to Brugge so often, we have our own room at the B&B we stay at. How fun it is to email and ask our wonderful hosts there for our room. And each morning this is the window we look out onto the street...


The B&B is decked out for the holidays...


The city cathedral has a very large advent wreath at the back of the church...


Brugge now holds Christmas markets on two of its squares and although we did not do much shopping on the market, the lights are very pretty in the evenings...


The gabled houses are lined with lights which makes an already beautiful square even more pretty in December...


There are so many wonderful historic buildings and the most simple decorations create a festive atmosphere...


Wouldn't you love to have this as your window?


A little more of the decorations in the B&B...


Remember that salmon salad in my last entry? This is the window of the restaurant decorated for the holidays...


Join me tomorrow for the amazing photos of my favorite shop in Brugge!

12 comments:

Nancy said...

It looks like you had good weather in Brugge. the market looks neat and way bigger than the one I went to. You should see the Cleveland Browns football game. They are playing in tons of snow. You cannot see the field.
Love you, Mom

Mandie said...

How lovely!!!one of these days I'd like to get up there to go with you...so lets all start praying that we get stationed in Germany! HA HA HA! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Love you!

Mandie

Regina said...

Wonderful pictures from belgium
The Christmas market looks impressive
And the chocolate from your last post yummmie yummmie.
Best wishes from Germany
Regina

Nancy said...

Can you hear my heavy sighs Heidi? Everything is so pretty! I can't wait to see photos tomorrow of your favorite shop.

Anonymous said...

Brugge looks really nice at Christmas time!Would like to go there too!
Heidi are you busy on Tuesdayevening? I have two free tickets for Christmascarols in Huizen. But only one warning.............I'm singing there :)
Elly

angelasweby said...

Heidi,
I loved looking at your photos. The market reminded me very much of the ones I visited when I went to stay in Munchengladbach with my friend Lyn. We visited Christmas markets there and in many other towns including Dusseldorf and Rheindahlen. We also crossed the border into Holland for a wonderful day's shopping.
The room you call your own in Brugge is absolutely delightful :>) I love the window which must cast beautiful rainbow colours on the surrounding walls and floor in the winter sunshine. The festive decorations are really very elegant. Oooh, I do love this time of year :>)
Hugs, Angela

Mary said...

I want to go there and stay in that B&B - it looks so comfy and quaint - and I bet it's within walking distance of the chocolate shops!!

Brugge looks lovely lit up for Christmas - I'd enjoy shopping in that market, not commercialized like everything over here I'm sure.

Well I did rest a bit. Then had granddaughter Jasmin here for an overnight - we shopped yesterday and took her out for supper, sang carols, then tried to watch Frosty the Snowman (DVD) but she fell asleep half way through!

Today I purchased ingredients for my cookie and cake baking this week - ginger crinkles, almond slices, raspberry-walnut bars, and going to try an English recipe for an Earl Grey Teacake which looks/sounds yummy - like a light fruit cake.

More later -hugs from your "adopted Mary".........ha! ha!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Heidi - what a beautiful city and I love the lights. How charming and welcoming. Chocolate and beautiful sites to see. Sounds like the perfect stop.

Hugs - karen

Ragged Roses said...

Brugge looks even lovelier at Christmas, thanks so much for posting the photos to share. I really want to visit one day, especially as Eurostar is so handy ...
Kimx

Kristen said...

These pictures are wonderful as well! Wow, they are beautiful! Love the white trees in the window! :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh fabulous! I would not even sleep cause I'd be spending my time walking around that pretty little town! I am loving the buildings and all of the details added for the holidays!

Lucky you!!!

xo
Becky

weirdbunny said...

Wow what a fantastic place to visit, and clearly on such a regular basis. I love the colour glass in the window .