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This picture has been taken during a visit at Bruges, taken during the summer.
I think that everyone as visitor in Bruges this square has seen.
Also perhaps enjoy of the quiet without cars or bikes.
This is every time a little bit come back to home, when I here makes a stroll between the much visitors.

The Tanners Square was occupied by the early 14th century tanners and tanners as area and meeting place. In the 15th century came to an end because of the bad odor. The square was along both sides closed with gates, but soon it was banned by the city of Bruges. Subsequently Tanners Square used as small fish market, so named because the fish was sold cheaper. The surrounding houses have been converted into inns. They were ordinary people who have their supply, the richer people were buying fish at the nearby fish market.
In the second half of the 20th century disappeared and the fish came to the stalls with souvenirs, paintings and drawings, for the growing tourism in Bruges. The existing jetty at the sightseeing boats made the rush is still growing.
The surrounding houses were nearly all shops and restaurants of different levels, with or without a terrace. The Craft Guild of Tanners House, built in 1630 and renovated in 1912, still stands.
Tanners Square in the heart of the Belgian city of Bruges is known as a tourist place, largely designed for that function.
The square can be reached by the Castle, through the 'Blind-Donkeystreet', and on the other side, through the Braambergstraat or Rozenhoedkaai. Because of its closed nature and size creates the sense rather than in a courtyard on a real public place

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Additional Photos by John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 27071 W: 522 N: 46678] (198535)
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