November 27, 2009

Bruges and Luxembourg Photos

Upon visiting Bruges, we immediately noticed that this city has carefully cherished its architectural, medieval treasures from the past.
Remarkable is the way the city deals with its past today.
The historic city center was added to the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2000.
The Bruges canals originally protected the city center.
Bruges is such a fairy-looking little town. So enchanting!
We walked through vivid squares, refreshing parks and beautiful cobbled streets.
We went to a cozy restaurant and had a gorgeous chicken stew, a Belgian specialty cooked with fresh tomatoes, parsley and Belgian cherry beer. We couldn't resist ordering desserts and spoiling our taste buds with delicious Belgian chocolates.
Featured  cobbled street in Luxembourg city, Luxembourg.
Living standards are high. The disposal income or consuming spending per household is so far ahead of the other European countries. The residents of Luxembourg benefit from a standard of life which is well above that of the other counties of the EU. Luxembourg is the "richest". xx                                                        

67 comments:

Melissa B. said...

Love all these Superior Snaps! And thanks for the award...I will cherish it always!

5thsister said...

Lovely, lovely photos. It's sad that we live in a disposable, throw-away society. The city in which I live near has torn down most of its old architecture that would have made it a wonderful southern locale of choice to visit. It's all about the shiny new thingies. It's really sad.

MaryRC said...

fairey town for sure, its breathtaking and your meal sounds scrumptious!

Corrie Howe said...

These are lovely. I remember spending sometime in Luxembourg when I was in high school...why longer than I want to admit to.

athina said...

Wonderful country!!

Nevine said...

Bruges, Luxembourg... Betty, I'm in tears with memories. Your photos are beautiful, and especially beautiful in my eyes. I miss Belgium so terribly. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos from your trip!

Nevine

yonca said...

Chicken stew sounds yummy:)
Beautiful pics Betty!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Wow. What amazing pictures. I would love to see that in person. I'm a bit of a history fan...I could get lost there. Beautiful.

Unknown Mami said...

Lovely. Maybe someday I'll have the pleasure of seeing it all in person.

Farila said...

I love your blog pics Betty .. I love you too but I may stop coming over because every time I read your blog I visit the refrigerator .... most of the time I eat chocolates. You are making me fat.(Yeah I am accusing you)....
LOL. Kidding.

Farila said...

and BTW the pics took my breath away.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

I love this post just the same as the place.

The richness of the place is quite well expressed in the photos!

Peacocks [Mor, मोर] of Morachi Chincholi [मोराची चिंचोली]

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Photos are all wonderful! Would love to visit that place once.

cupcakes.gr said...

Beautiful pictures Betty. It really does look like a fairy tale place.

Lynette said...

Great photography...you are very talented.

I love the old cities and the old architecture...I would love to travel through Europe some day:)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Oh Farila, i'll immediately stop to put pics of chocolates!!
xoxo

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Beautiful place. And thanks for taking me for a pictorial tour of such a lovely place!

Betty's Cuisine said...

Απλά υπέροχα! Υπέροχη η πόλη και τα κτίρια πανέμορφα, αλλά και οι φωτογραφίες σου σούπερ!
Καλή σου μέρα και καλό σαββατοκύριακο!!!

Nelly said...

Magical cities. Love Bruges & your amazing shots!!!

Peter said...

AWESOME PICS!!! awesome cities!!
love

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

pdkamath said...

Excellent photography. I felt some of the pictures are second to none and don't think I am exaggerating the fact. Keep it up and have a wonderful Sunday. I am following your site. Thanks

Betty said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving the nice comment! I would love to visit Europe some day. It´s one of the top "things to do", when our kids finally finish school... :)

Farila said...

Thanks Betty... this city is so beautiful.

PopisK said...

Beautiful places!!to travel.
Much love

ritsa said...

WOw AMAZING PHOTOS . YOU'RE GIFTED.
xxx

Ted said...

SIMPY BEAUTIFUL POST. Thanks for sharing.

michael said...

Great pics!!Love your post/blog.
!!!!!!

....Petty Witter said...

How wonderful. I especially loved those canal side houses. Many of the buildings reminded me of those to be found in parts of Germany.

Sarah Nicole said...

Wow. Those are some amazing photographs. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. I'll have to add it to my list.

Happy Saturday SITS Sharefest!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

lovely travel photos betty - i am really liking your blog!

Jacky said...

What gorgeous photos!! Makes me want to travel the world and find all sorts of great things to take pictures of... ;)

Thanks for coming by today! Feel free to come again soon! ;)

{Jacky}
The Sweetest Petunia

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Petty Witter, i just love those as well! Same esthetic viewing!

Pat said...

I love the architecture with all the different shapes, colors and styles of buildings, the ornate gates and window trims. The streets are fascinating, narrow, twisting. The canal is beautiful. Thanks for the tour of places I will probably never see!

plainolebob said...

Betty,
wow I wish I would have been older when I got to visit, you had a wonderful time and it shows.
BIG HUGS

Traci said...

Beautiful places photographed beautifully. Looks like you had a wonderful trip!
:-)

Rae said...

Beautiful architecture. I love the history of the old buildings. The photos are really nice. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following.

Sharodindu said...

fairey town no doubt....Love all those archiectural marvel captured by you....Nice post you have got.

Thanks for sharing:)

CLICK!

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

ISN'T BRUGES IN BELGIUM?...

@ MAISONCHAPLIN.BLOGSPOT.COM

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Oh Bob, your humour is irresistible!
xo

Rae, thank you! You're very welcome.
xo

Many thanks to all of you!
I do love reading all of your comments
and I'm always interested in them.
Have a blissful Sunday!
xxx

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hi Maison Chaplin, Yes.Bruges is in Belgium and looks like a fairy city.
xo

Jay said...

Never been overseas so those pic help me to know who the country look like. Start following your blog.

Jay said...

Available at your follower widget already.

Jay said...

Thanks for following me. Enjoy reading your Brussel trip.

wenn said...

i only had a night view of Luxembourg 1n oct 2005..

Misalyn said...

Wow! all photos are awesome. Never been to any European country. Your photos really showcase the European heritage.

Allow me to bow silently in admiring your photos. Will follow your blog.

Misalyn said...

By the way, I added you in my bloglist.

www.myscrapsandpatches.blogpost.com

Have a blessed Sunday.

john said...

wow i love those! back when buildings were created with class and craftsmanship

I just saw your comment on my
3rdworld regarding johnztuff page.
I don't go to those pages too often.

I forgot how i did it back then, so I just went back and made a step by step screenshot of changing another page i have. I hope it is what your looking for
http://johnzworld2.blogspot.com/2009/11/4-column-steps.html

Secretia said...

The streets are so clean, and your photography is superb. Better than a travel brochure!

Secretia

ruma2008 said...

It is an elegant town.
Thank you for showing a wonderful view.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hi Secretia, yes blogging is such a fun,
and thanks for your kind comments on my photos.
xo

Caio Fernandes said...

Hi Betty !!!
you point your lens towards what i like and want to see .
beautiful photos !!
i loved lots of things on your blog .
thank you for have droped by and for your comment .
hope to see you there more times , you are very welcome .

Alejandro said...

Muy buenas fotos. Me gustaria ir ahi algun dia :)

Georgia said...

What amazing pics!!
You're talented!.
xxxxx

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ΙΛΥΣ ΤΟΥ ΧΡΟΝΟΥ said...

From your beautiful photoes seems how much you enjoy your trip.Europe is fantastic!The city that i live is northwest greece, an old byzantine town,its like an island in a lakeIts nice to join your blog,from now on we'll be in touch Have a nice evening! Iam Pela.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Pela, thank you so much. You're very welcome.

sonia said...

Ilove your post and thanks for sharing such beautiful photos.
xx

love lives in the kitchen said...

beautiful pictures!
wish you a very sweet monday!
justyna

Meeko Fabulous said...

Those are gorgeous shots! :)

The Artist Within Us said...

Thank you for these images but especially The Bruges canals with the old structures that if one squints a little we cab pretend to be back in the 16th century.

Thank you for sharing,
Egmont

staceyjwarner said...

wow great photos, what a magical place! I will have to go sometime.

much love

lemonologie said...

These are beautiful photos!

Live.Love.Eat said...

This place looks amazing. I love the little eateries and the apartments on the canal. Beautiful!

Nelda McEwen said...

'She sighs' So beautiful! Lovely photos and a really awesome blog.

Farila said...

Will never tire of coming here and seeing this pics...

Pat said...

Wow - some of those buildings are so ornate! I love all the different architecture found in the city and the narrow streets. Just beautiful! Thanks for the tour!