Kasteel Minnewater Bruges

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UploadedJuly 14, 2018
TakenSeptember 15, 2017
MakeOlympus Imaging Corp.
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/14
Focal Length21 mm
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Bruges is a city for lovers. Tucked away at the southern end of town there is a beautiful park matched with a beautiful lake. The Belgians call it 'Minnewater' (Lake of Love). A very romantic and serene location within the confines of the town. Take a stroll over the Minnewater Bridge with your partner and you’ll forever be in love, at least according to a popular folklore.

"If you walk over the bridge and kiss your loved one, it will become eternal love."

Legend of Minnewater...

The name of the lake comes from a woman named Minna, a young and pretty girl,named Minna who was in love with Stromberg, a warrior of a neighbouring tribe. The father was against the relationship and arranged for her to marry a different man. Then the girl escaped from home and ran into the forest, where, unfortunately she died. When Stromberg finally found her, she died in his arms. Stromberg honored her by building a dam to hold back the stream, burying her and then letting the water flow over her grave – hence the ‘Lake of Love’ and accompanying bridge. The lake was named after Minna in her honor.

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