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A much-photographed area along a canal in Minnewater Park in Bruges. The entrance to the Bequinage.

The following from Wikipedia: A béguinage comprises a courtyard surrounded by small dwellings. It is often encircled by a wall and secluded from the town proper by one or two gates. Poor and elderly beguines were housed here by benefactors. The beguines were a religious movement of women. Their success, according to the Belgian historian Henri Pirenne, was due to a surplus of women occasioned by violence, war, military and semi-military operations, which took the lives of many men. Great numbers of women had no option but to unite and collectively secure the aid of rich benefactors.

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  • Copyright: Howard Goldberg (xtxhoward) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 1 N: 43] (261)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-06-05
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-08-09 10:09
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