In Bruges

We took the train to Bruges for a day. It’s a beautiful city with scarcely a modern structure to interrupt the ancient lines. However it was absolutely rotten with tourists dawdling and gawking about, making many of the streets impassable and forcing one into pathetic tourist impostures oneself. As a friend of mine from Antwerp commented, “nobody from Belgium goes to Bruges – it’s for tourists.” Or, as Yogi Berra is reported to have said, “nobody goes there anymore – it’s too crowded.”

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4 thoughts on “In Bruges”

    1. Yes, alas, it’s too late to see it as it was then, except perhaps out of season; the armies of tourists were torrential. A Belgian friend in Antwerp later in the trip told me Belgians don’t go there anymore, only tourists do or, as Yogi Berra is reported to have said, “nobody goes there any more, it’s too crowded.”

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