Bruges Béguinage at Blue Hour

2016_TAM_8578_D500.jpg@ Bruges, Belgium

November 2016

The historic city center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and well worth visiting.  This complex includes a gothic béguinage church and about thirty white painted houses dating from the late 16th, 17th and 18th century  built around a central yard.  The white main entrance is shown here, on the other side of the three-arched stone bridge, the Wijngaard Bridge.   A béguinage is a housing complex for beguines: lay religious women who lived in community without taking vows or retiring from the world. Since 1927 it has functioned as a convent for Benedictines.  Nikon D500 w/18-200mm, processed with Aperture.

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