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BRUGES
Archive 2015

Belfry winter 2015

Lovely Belfry, picture taken with my old 5D camera.

The belfry was added to the market square around 1240, when Bruges was an important centre of the Flemish cloth industry. After a devastating fire in 1280, the tower was largely rebuilt. The city archives, however, were forever lost to the flames.
The octagonal upper stage of the belfry was added between 1483 and 1487, and capped with a wooden spire bearing an image of Saint Michael, banner in hand and dragon underfoot. The spire did not last long: a lightning strike in 1493 reduced it to ashes, and destroyed the bells as well. A wooden spire crowned the summit again for some two-and-a-half centuries, before it, too, fell victim to flames in 1741. The spire was never replaced again, thus making the current height of the building somewhat lower than in the past; but an openwork stone parapet in Gothic Revival style was added to the rooftop in 1822.

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Camera Model
Canon EOS 5D
File Size
16,1MB
Shooting Date/Time
5/12/2015 13:45:02
Shooting Mode
Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/160
Av(Aperture Value)
5.6
ISO Speed
100
Lens
EF85mm f/1.8 USM
Focal Length
85.0mm
Image Size
4368x2912
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Portrait

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