Bruges - Market Square live camBruges, view of the Market Square near the Belfry bell tower from the Olive Tree Restaurant

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  • avatar
    • 7 hours ago
    • %arc

    Happy Birthday Belgium, 188 Years old , Tomorrow July 21 is the National day..

  • avatar
    • 9 hours ago
    • Mel P

    3 days of singing starting today - looks like fun :-)

  • avatar
    • 23 hours ago
    • Herman Gevaert

    FEEST!!! Vlaanderen Zingt vandaag.

  • avatar
    • 1 day ago
    • Carlos Alberto M Machado

    No Brazil nor Belgium, France is the Champion ...

  • avatar
    • 1 day ago
    • Herman Gevaert

    Brugge is toch een unieke stad. Altijd mooi bij zon of regen... mysterieus !

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Paul

    Belgium2 Brazil0 come on Belgium you can do it.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    30jun18-- Richard Sealy, The smells! So very right you are. Almost puts lead in the pencil. :-)

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Mel P

    I'm still laughing at the fact Paul said he's fluent in Irish - much as I know he was trying to be funny I doubt very much that he is!
    Can't wait to get back to wonderful Bruges, never going to catch up to %arc, but I'm gonna try! I get why you keep going back my friend.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Barry

    I shall pray for a certain person should i go to church on Sunday.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • %arc

    @ Capture Sam.. thank you for your comment on uploaded photos I took while in Brugge.. loving it so much I must have more than 5000 pictures from 12 consecutive years trips.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    27jun18--In this feeds library, ( thank you, The Olive Tree ) %arc uploaded the first two images, the first image is my favorite of the whole library, this first image is not from the 'live cam' feed but is a photograph taken by %arc, imo - simply beautiful and complements Bruges's Square ( thank you %arc ) the second image is spectacular also ( %arc's too), then the third image is from this 'live cam' ( thank you , uploader ) feed captured here on SkylineWebcams. PMM, the image you took and uploaded of 'The OliveTree' is good but would look even better if it's size conformed to the net standards. I trust you still have your original capture from Burges. 1680 x 1050 is the Pixel normal ( ha ha ) size for Landscape photographs / normal TV layout, and then 1050 x 1680 for portraits and ( if you would turn your TV on it's side). PMM, You captured The Olive Tree with your iPhone in the portraits position, ( holding the fone with the long ways up and down ) but your Pixel count is again not set to the normal of 1050x1680. End result is your image is stretched beyond the normal and does not give the best result possible. Apple's products are very good and their phones take good photos, but for best results standards need to be followed. Please understand, I am trying to help make things better, for you ( and the people you send pix to ) and us - viewers here on SL. Truly I am sorry I know so little about apple's programns / exec's / apps that I can't tell you where to correct this for you. Paul ? Barry ? Give PMM the answer. @@

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    I should have mentioned , depending on your connection speed, when opening the full library it may take some time ( even a couple minutes for the big libraries and slower connections ) for the library to load into your device. EnJoy EnJoy -- A ' Thank You ' to our host here, The Olive Tree.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    PMM, When you click 'photos' to view images viewers have uploaded, that opens a thumbnail library of up to 24 images. Those 24 thumbnail ( very small ) images are usually just a small part of the total image Library. The 'photos' >full< library can be viewed in a much larger size than the thumbnail pix by clicking on any image in the thumbnail display which then opens the full library in a large format. You capture and upload some good looking grabs but all your pictures are just thumbnails even in the Full library. When viewing pictures in the full library you can go forward or backwards in time by clicking the arrows < left or > right or move the pointer off to the side and then the automatic slide shows runs through all the pictures. Some libraries are huge ( Malta's ship feeds ) with 100's of pix. It would be great to see your uploads in the larger format size but yours remain in thumbnail size ( which is how you are sending / uploading them ). I do NOT KNOW on apple devices where to correct this but I'm sure others knowing about apple's products can help. ☹

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • PMM

    @CS. I'm sure your post is correct but haven't a clue what you mean!

Bruges - Market Square

Market Square (Grote Markt) is the heart of the stunning medieval city of Bruges (Brugge), with an area of about 1 hectare it is the center of the commercial life and the ideal spot where a variety of social, political, and religious events take place.

Today the square is one of the most important must-see attractions, hundreds of tourists and locals transit here every day delighted by the fact that after the renovation works of 1995 parking was finally removed and the whole area became mostly traffic-free, a real pedestrian's dream; Market Square is dominated by the impressive medieval (1220) 83 meter high Belfry Tower (or Beffroi), one of the city's most prominent landmarks; its magnificent 47-bell carillon continues to peal out over the city every quarter hour, although thrice destroyed and rebuilt, from its top it still offers breathtaking views over the whole Bruges; declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2000, this stunning city still keeps its original late medieval features so that is one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Europe; whether we decide to explore the city simply on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage we'll be equally captured by the magical atmosphere of this so picturesque town while enjoying a charming transportation to the medieval. Its attractions also include the Cloth Hall, the imposing Provincial Palace in neo-gothic style, the statue of the patriotic heroes Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck also decorates the square while many shops and restaurants are surrounded by old buildings and houses. Very little information dates from the pre-roman age, anyway it seems that Bruges was founded as a fortress-city in the 9th century by Vikings who settled here (the Dutch name "Brugge" seems to have come originally from "Bryggja" meaning "harbour or mooring place"); the growing prosperity of the city made it rapidly one of the most important maritime capitals of Europe until the 16th century when Bruges entered a period of stagnation. For a longtime it was at the center of the chronic struggle between England and France, this situation led to many revolts, The Bruges Matins (Brugse Metten), which saw armed insurrectionists led by de Coninck and Breydel, is absolutely worth mentioning.

Bruges, capital of West Flanders, is today a real city-museum, a charming scenery filled with incredible history, although its size, there is a lot to see and do, our tour should also include a visit to museums and ancient buildings (such as the Groeninge Museum and the gothic Palace of Gruuthuse, magnificent masterpieces of Flemish architecture) and churches, cafès and shops still working according to ancient techniques; it is assumed that the manufacturing of lace started during Ancient Rome, anyway this tradition is still strongly alive and an important resource even if the city knows other growing economic sectors, it is a world famous chocolate hotspot with a variety of chocolatiers and shops and a paradise for all lovers of beer; walking through the picturesque streets of Bruges we'll be invaded by chocolate shops, pubs and lace boutiques with all kinds of gifts, it will be furthermore interesting a visit to the Lace Museum with its permanent exhibitions showing several lace varieties, a must-see for all lovers of craftsmanship of high quality. Our tour in Bruges, also known as "Venice of the North" due to its picturesque canals, should also include a delightful boat ride while appreciating the charming surrounding scenery including the Saint John's House Mill (Sint Janshuismolen) and the Koelewei Mill (Koeleweimolen).

Bruges has also been designated as European Capital of Culture in 2002 due to its significant cultural importance in architecture as well as painting, moreover it was well represented by the important poet and priest Guido Gezelle, the house in which he was born is today used as a literary and didactic museum.

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