Here is the second set of photos from our days in Bruges. The city is known for its chocolate and its lace and there was plenty of both everywhere you looked. Each street in the center of the city was dotted with artisan chocolate shops selling freshly made treats. We sampled quite a few. All delicious.
In one doorway there was a little old lady demonstrating lace making techniques and I was transfixed at how quickly she worked the network of pins and threads to come up with delicate, intricate pieces of lace. Almost all the homes around the city had lace panels hanging in their windows.
One night we went to the oldest bar in Bruges, one that's been continually operating in the same location since 1515. That means they're about to celebrate their 500th anniversary! Crazy old. The beer selection was, of course, amazing. Especially considering Belgian beers are by far my favorite anyway. Three different kinds of Hoegaarden? Yes, please!