There’s a movie called “In Bruges” starring Mad-Eye Moody teamed up with John Smith against Voldemort. And there’s an actual Bruges in Belgium, which we visited and loved. It was once the commercial capital of the world, when its port was situated in a strategic spot, but eventually the river filled in, ships got bigger, and trade moved seaward, leaving this town to be forgotten by time while the rest of the world modernized. Then when tourism was invented, this preserved medieval town became a prime destination. See for yourself:
A sketch of the famous belfry, where the city employs a full time bell ringer to give free concerts upon its 48 bells. And a couple other scenes.
Bruges was a nice short stop on our way to our next destination….Switzerland! See you there!