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Bruges and West Flanders by George W. T. Omond
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BRUGES AND WEST FLANDERS

Painted by

AMÉDÉE FORESTIER

Described by

G. W. T. OMOND







[Illustration: A FLEMISH COUNTRY GIRL]




Preface

There is no part of Europe more wanting in what is known as 'scenery'
than Flanders; and those who journey there must spend most of their
time in the old towns which are still so strangely mediæval in
their aspect, or in country places which are worth seeing only
because of their connection with some event in history--Nature
has done so little for them. Thus the interest and the attraction
of Flanders and the Flemish towns are chiefly historical. But it