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This visit before Covid-19 a Bruges

Bruges Spiegelrei (mirror river)
Naturally, there was a street on both sides of the canal. Like the rei itself, both streets were called Spiegelrei. Lack of distinction between the two banks was apparently annoying. Hence, the Spiegelrei was renamed Spinolarei on the south side.
As a waterway, the Spiegelrei has escaped the disappearance several times. From the end of the 18th century, there was no more passage for ships to the Grote Markt. The reie became largely stagnant water and soon an open sewer. In 1816, the city and provincial authorities agreed to fill in the watercourse to create a park. Around 1860 there were new plans to fill in and build a new municipal theater. Both plans failed.
As along the Spiegelrei, along the Spinolarei there are numerous canal houses that have a long history of merchant activities.

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