Bruge, Belgium is a beautifully preserved medieval city. Our introduction to the city was a boat ride through the canals.
We also explored two churches of significance. One has a Michaelangel statue, one of the few outside of Italy. A beautiful marble statue of Mary and Jesus, that seems to come to life before your eyes, very moving.
A photo doesn’t do it justice. We also saw a relic in another church, that was a vial of Jesus blood. I would take the time to present a simplistic explaination of relics, and their significance to Churches in the early centuries, but am a little exhausted. Relics have always intrigued me though, and feel blessed to have seen so many. No pictures were allowed of the vial…sorry
Bruge is also a city of chocolate! Every other store sold truffles and all other kinds of chocolates.
And here is a photo of our wonderful group. We have really been enjoying this trip, and not quite ready for it to end…