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You want see the a part of Bruges, with the Nepomucenus bridge and statue in background.
The statue see we only rear.
The bridge Between the Belfry = Wollestraat and Eeckhoutstraat in the centre of the city.
Also a starting place for a boattrip at the left side

The statue of St. John of Nepomuk dating from the 18th century and is located on the Nepomucenus bridge in the Wollestraat. It was designed by Pieter Peppers in 1767. In 1795 it was thrown by the Jacobins in the dance and put back on his pedestal in 1811. The Nepomucenus bridge is finished with a beautiful cast-iron railing.
Nepomuk lived in the 14th century in Bohemia (now Czech Republic). he was imprisoned, tortured and then drowned in the Vltava. According to legend, he did not violate the secrecy of confession and not disclose to King Wenceslaus, which his wife had confessed to him. Therefore, he was thrown into the Vltava from the Charles Bridge and so, according to Christian tradition, died as a martyr. Often one can find a statue of St. John of Nepomuk on or next to a bridge, such as here at Nepomucenus bridge Bruges. Often he has one hand on the mouth indicates that the seal of confession, and in the other a cross symbolizing martyrdom.

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