Monday, February 14, 2011

A Cherished Valentine Celebration

This Valentine weekend we celebrated in a small town in Belgium called Brugge. If you need Chocolate Therapy, like the poem I wrote months ago, then Brugge is the town for you. I think every other store is a chocolate store, which makes sense since Belgium is known for their chocolates. This is a romantic town, so I made some changes to my pictures to give them a romantic nostalgia feel although I’m still tweaking the pictures.

The first one is of two masquerade lovers. Carnivale is big in Europe.
As we were walking toward the stores and Market, I took some pictures along the way.

Here are some pictures of the Market Square and the Belfry Tower. I put the day pictures with the night pictures.

Here’s a picture of a sign I thought was cute.

Then we took a boat ride on the canal to see the city from a different view. 

While we weaved through streets and stores, I took pictures of things I found beautiful or interesting.

At night, a restaurant advertised their place by using a turning spotlight of a bat beaming down on the sidewalk and I happened to get a good picture of it.

This is a night picture taken of one of the many bridges.
We had a nice dinner and drinks, a few too many, and then stumbled back to our room to head out early the next day to a town called Zoutelande. For about four miles to Zoutelande, we drove through a tunnel under the sea.

I took a picture of this windmill as we drove into town. I didn’t make any changes to these pictures.

Our intentions were to take about a four mile walk down the beach, but the wind was wicked and we quickly changed our minds. Here are a few pictures of the beach and a couple riding horses.

This tree was laying in front of someone’s house with the branches holding coffee cups.

Then we went to a nearby town, Westkapelle where they had a museum with a dedication to the U.K. and U.S., who rescued them from German siege. 

A few more pictures from this area of the sea.

On our way home, I had to take a picture of a few German bunkers left from the war.

And that was our weekend adventure. How about you? What did you do? Do you plan on letting your loved one know how much you love them this Valentine’s Day or do you plan on letting someone know you’re in love with them? Or maybe you plan on buying yourself something special? Let us know. Hope you have a nice day and a great week.


  1. great pics, tot.
    thanks for sharing!



  2. Hey cray, thanks for stopping by. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

  3. I like what you did with those photo's Bea! very nice indeed!!

    Hope you're doing well!!(It's so neat to see where ya are :D)

  4. Thanks, Kara. I have Photoshop so it's nice to try out new things.

    I'm doing great. Hope things are smoothing out on your end. :D Take care.

  5. Very nice pics...There are so many ornate details on the buildings. Seeing any city from a different view is fun. I'm a native Chicagoan (as are my parents who are now in their 80's but live out of state), and a couple of years ago we took the double decker bus tour in Chicago. All of us loved it. The fresh perspective gives a new appreciation for the city, and you notice things on the sides of buildings you wouldn't normally see when you're ground level. My parents couldn't get over how different of a feel Chicago had from that angle--which was surprising, since they've got decades of Chicago-ness under their belts! :P

    No Valentine's hoo-ha for this girl...It's just not my thang. Hope you had a nice one. :)


  6. Hey Barb,

    That’s not a bad idea to take that bus tour. Heck, I might do it when I return. I’ll be unemployed so I’ll need something to do until I find a job. LOL!

    It was a nice Valentine celebration of being together, nothing more than drinks, dinner and enjoying this romantic city. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


  7. Are you getting tired of me saying how much I enjoy your pictures yet?
    Awesome-sauce :D