Local Heart, Global Soul

October 29, 2013

Unexpected Asian Babes In The Heart Of Bruges…

Filed under: ART,BELGIUM,Bruges,PHOTOGRAPHY,Statues / Sculpture — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

In this page of my travel diary, we are in Brugge (Bruges) Belgium and have just left the Church of Our Lady were we have been admiring the Michelangelo Madonna statue and the magnificent church interior.

Next to the church there is a building that my Singaporean friend “Velveteen” and I think might be a museum (but we are not quite one hundred percent sure).

Several buildings make a small courtyard, the buildings are decorated with stone ornaments, and in the courtyard there are a selection of oriental style sculptures,  of chubby cherubic children that I think might represent the arts.

One has a drum and a harp, another a scroll, another a tablet and ink pots, another a globe and what might be a telescope.

The stone ornaments on the buildings  include  stunning figure on horseback set into an alcove over a door way (talk about a Grand Entrance!),  grapevine detail below the horses hooves,  coats of alms with unicorns in another alcove and a heap of floral decorative pieces. Below the horse and rider statue, the massive door has heavy wrought iron bands and tiny decorative inserts, like a little coat of arms in the round door knocker and little iron flowers dotted around the metal bands.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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