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Bruges Under the Half Moon

Henri Maes opened Brouwerij De Halve Maan in 1856 on the promise from his uncle of a contract to supply Sint-Janshospitaal in Brugge with beer. High above the houses, on the edge of the small city, the rooftop of the brewery offers what may be the best view of the contortion of canals, cobbles, gables, and red-shingled roofs. Some of the shingles are new, but each house wears the same uniform cap.

Brugge from the top of Brouwerij De Halve Maan. This isn't my photo, as I unfortunately left my camera in a luggage locker during this leg of my trip.

Brugge from the top of Brouwerij De Halve Maan. This isn’t my photo, as I unfortunately left my camera in a luggage locker during this leg of my trip.

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