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My second visit to Bruges since my accident, with public transport very carefully with one hand.
I want to thank everyone who wishes me much improvement through write criticisms
But I want to go back to Bruges my city, for a small stroll and good cup of coffee.
Thanks to all.

The Eiermarkt is a small square in Bruges.

This place was originally called Bergpoel or Ten Berghpoele. Galbert van Brugge described it as a swampy pool in which one could drown and in which sometimes corpses of executed criminals were thrown. It must be remembered that people were at the back of the Grote Markt. The name Bergpoel remained in use until 1600.

In the meantime, the Eiermarkt name came into use, which initially related more to the activity than to the site. After all, it was the place where, muddy or not, the trade in dairy products had its center. In 1288 there was already a Boterhuis or Boterhalle. The hall was rebuilt in 1404, but abandoned in 1540 for the new Boterhuis in Sint-Jakobsstraat. In 1580 the hall on the Eiermarkt was demolished due to dilapidation.

The Eiermarkt consists of three parts:
a square square, which was closed on the side of the Grote Markt by the Sint-Kristoffelkapel and now by the back of restaurants and bars. Since the last quarter of the 20th century, nothing but catering establishments have been established.
a second part is actually part of the streets there and is not recognizable as a square.
a third part is the short street section from the Markt to the actual Eiermarkt.

The Eiermarkt runs from the corner of the Markt, with the Geldmuntstraat on one side and the Kuipersstraat on the other. The Sint-Jakobsstraat flows into it, as does the Geernaartstraat and the Rozemarijnstraat.

I hope that you enjoy it

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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19/10/2019 11:39:06
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EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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