Walplein Square, Brugge

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    Walplein square
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    Walplein square

    by mindcrime Updated Jul 29, 2013

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    Walpein was one of the first square we saw in the center, numerous cafés and restaurant around and also a meeting point for several tourist groups (from what I saw many buses drop off their customers here).

    There are some benches where you can rest for a while but as everything was still wet due the rain some minutes before we didn’t even think to stop here although I regretted we didn’t spend some time at Halve Mann brewery that is located here since 1564! At least we took a picture of a bronze sculpture that shows a naked Leda and a swan taking a horse carriage ride. The sculpture is called the Greek Gods visiting Bruges!

    We also noticed that most other tourists were wearing their rain jackets all the time, later we understood why as the weather conditions changed rapidly through out the day with sun and rain fighting each other every 30 minutes

    The streets were desolate once more. Solitude again brooded over the town. (from Bruges-La-Morte)

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    Walplein

    by Bigs Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This is a small square that you will pass. There are a few restaurants around here. We stopped here for a break and watched the horse carriages pass by......quite romantic!

    The brewery of the 'Straffe Hendrik', a typical beer from Brugge is also situated here in case you want to go on a guided tour through this.....

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    Leda and the Swan

    by grayfo Written Oct 25, 2006

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    In Walplein square is a sculpture showing a different version of the story of Leda and the Swan (aka Zeus)

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