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Legend has it that St. Gery, Bishop of Cambrai and Arras built a chapel on one of the islands in the swampy Senne River in AD 695. By 1100 Brussels had its first fortified wall. Under the Habsburgs, the town flourished, becoming capital of the Spanish Netherlands. In the nineteenth century it became the capital of newly independent Belgium. After WWII, Brussels developed unchecked, first becoming the headquarters of NATO and later EU. Bruges, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe,  escaping damage in both world wars to emerge as the most popular tourist destination in Belgium.
Brussel, Belgium - Grand-Place
Brussels, Belgium - Panorama
Brussels, Belgium - Market Place, Flower Carpet
Brussels, Belgium - (Manneken-Pis)
Brussels, Belgium - Grand-Place (Flower Carpet)
Brussels, Belgium - Grand Place
Brussels, Belgium - Le Petit Sablon
Brussels, Belgium - Le Petit Sablon
Brussels (Bruxelles), Belgium - Rue de la Tete d'Or
Bruges, Belgium - The Halls with the Belfry
Bruges, Belgium - The Burg
Burges, Belgium - Market Square, Belfry and Government Palace
Burges, Belgium - The Government Palace
Bruges, Belgium - The Town Hall
Bruges, Belgium - Wollestraat and Belfry
Bruges, Belgium - St. Boniface Bridge and the Church of Our Lady (13-15th C)
Bruges, Belgium - The Government Palace
Bruges, Belgium - Town Hall (The Gothic Room)
Bruges, Belgium - The Green Quay
Bruges, Belgium - The Green Quay
Bruges, Belgium - Basilica of the Holy Blood
Bruges, Belgium - The Green Quay at night
Bruges, Belgium - Groene Rei
Bruges, Belgium - Behind "Gruuthuuse"
Bruges, Belgium - The Market Square
Bruges, Belgium - Rozenhoedkaai and Belfry
Bruges, Belgium - The Dyver
Bruges, Belgium - Gruuthuse Museum
Bruges, Belgium - Gruuthuse Museum (The Baroque Hall)
Bruges, Belgium - Saint John's Hospital
Bruges, Belgium - The Walplaats
Bruges, Belgium - Princely Beguinage
Bruges, Belgium - Minnewater with the Sluice House
Bruges, Belgium - The Bridge of the Lake of Love
Bruges, Belgium - Entrance to the Princely Beguinage
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