Just the Pictures (Belgium) The Church of Our Lady in Bruges, which dates back to the 13th-century AD. Looking up at the façade of the Church of Our Lady in Bruges. Another view of the Church of Our Lady. Ye olde buildings along a canal in Bruges. Bridge over a canal in Bruges. ‘Last Judgement’ by Pieter Pourbus (1551 AD), located inside the Groeningemuseum. Detail of ‘Judgement of Cambyses’ (which depicts the flaying of the corrupt Persian judge Sisamnes on the order of Cambyses) by Gerard David (1498 AD). ‘Portrait of Margareta van Eyck’ by Jan van Eyck (1439 AD). ‘The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine’ by Jan Provoost (1501-1505 AD). ‘The Pandreitje in Bruges’ by Jan Anton Garemijn (1778 AD). ‘Memling Paints the Shrine of Saint Ursula in the Saint John’s Hospital in Bruges’ by Henri Dobbelaere (1857 AD). ‘Last Supper’ by Pieter Pourbus (1548 AD). ‘The Peasant Lawyer’ by Pieter Breughel II (17th-century AD). ‘The Shooting Gallery’ by Gustave De Smet (1923 AD). ‘L’Attentat (“The Assault”)’ by René Magritte (1932 AD). ‘Fishermen at Sea in a Squall’ by Frank Brangwyn (1908 AD). Another canal in the historic city of Bruges. Sint-Salvator Cathedral, which dates back to the 10th-century AD. Inside Sint-Salvator Cathedral. Walking down Steenstraat in Bruges. Horse carriages in the Market Square (the “Markt”), the central plaza next to the Belfry of Bruges. Statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck in the center of the Market Square. Restaurants along the Market Square. The Provincial Court on the east side of Market Square. Another view of Market Square. The Belfry of Bruges, which was built around 1240 AD. The Basilica of the Holy Blood. Bruges City Hall on Burg Square. Adornment on the outside of the City Hall. Street alongside the City Hall. Another canal in Bruges. Another view of the canal in Bruges. The fish market (or “Vismarkt”). Canal with the Belfry of Bruges in the background. Row of trees along a canal in Bruges. Canal with the bell tower of the Church of Our Lady in Bruges in the background. An old, white building in Bruges. Another street lined with historic buildings in Bruges. Decoration on a door in Bruges. A street in Bruges. The Basilica of the Holy Blood, built in the 12th-century AD as the chapel of the residence of the Count of Flanders, the church houses a venerated relic of the Holy Blood allegedly collected by Joseph of Arimathea and brought from the Holy Land by Thierry of Alsace, Count of Flanders. The Romanesque Chapel of Saint Basil. Various stained glasses from the 16th- to the 18th-centuries AD. Great Reliquary of the Holy Blood (1617 AD). Tapestry of the ‘Removal of St. Augustine’s Body from Sardinia to Pavia in the 8th-century AD, with View on Bruges’ by Jan de Ruddere (1637 AD). Inside the Chapel of the Holy Blood. Altar with the Relic of the Holy Blood, a phial that contains a cloth with the blood of Jesus Christ, brought to the city by Thierry of Alsace after the 12th-century Second Crusade. Looking at the Belfry of Bruges from inside the former Market Hall. The Great Bell inside the Belfry. The carillon control drum inside the Belfry. View of Bruges with the Church of Our Lady and the Sint-Salvator Cathedral, seen from the top of the Belfry of Bruges. Market Square, seen from the Belfry. City Hall and Burg Square, seen from the Belfry. Chocolate high-heeled shoes and clam shells in a Belgian Chocolate Shop. Bridge over a canal in Bruges. Yet another canal in Bruges. The Jerusalem Church, built in 1428 AD upon the return of Anselm Adornes (a wealthy and prominent Bruges merchant family man of Genovese origin) from his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Inside the Jerusalem Church. Altar on the upper level inside the Jerusalem Church. Crypt area behind the main altar inside the Jerusalem Church. Kruispoort city gate. Windmill in Bruges. Street at the northern end of Bruges, alongside Langerei Canal. Langerei Canal at the northern end of Bruges. Little Bascule Bridge. Langerei Canal, seen from Little Bascule Bridge. Houses and their reflections along the canal. Corner street in Bruges. More reflections in the canal. Looking at Jan van Eyck Square (in the distance) at the end of the canal. Statue of Jan van Eyck in Jan van Eyck Square. Buildings on the north side of Jan van Eyck Square. Academiestraat. Canal with St. John’s Hospital on the right, seen from Mariastraat. Horse head water fountain. Bridge leading to the entrance of the Bruges Béguinage. Swan in the canal outside the Béguinage. Buildings along Professor Dokter J. Sebrechtsstraat. Bridge over Minnewater Lake. Luxembourg white wine. Three Belgian beers fit for consumption.