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I took these picture during a visit at Bruges, -2° degree Celsius very cold but and nice sunny afternoon.
You can see to the left the church of beguinage, in background the church Our of Lady tower.

For most visitors the Minnewater and its lovely park are the entrance to the beautiful city of Bruges. The Minnewater is a canalized lake. From the bridge (1740) one can already enjoy a nice panoramic view over the town. Because of the idyllic surroundings it is mostly referred to as 'the lake of Love',
Actually, the origins of the lake are less romantic. It was here that the coastal river 'Reie' entered the city. The river was later canalized and made to continue until the center of town. It is not sure where the name 'Minnewater' comes from. An explanation could be 'water van het community ', which could be translated as the 'common water'. The lake was used as a water reservoir, to keep the water of the canals at a constant level. Next to the lake is the Minnewater park, where sometimes in the summertime (rock) concerts are organized.


I hope you like it.


Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
22/12/2009 14:16:50
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/250Sec.
Av(Aperture Value)
F16
ISO Speed
400
Lens
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
18,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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