The cool and overcast day seemed to fit well with the canal-riddled and dreamy Brugge. I’m looking forward to enjoying a ride through this medieval city’s canals. June 4, 2018

A close-up of the gold statues on the exterior of the Basilica of the Holy Blood in Brugge, Belgium. June 5, 2018

The Gothic interior of the Basilica of the Holy Blood in Brugge, Belgium. The Basilica is famous for housing the venerated relic of the Holly Blood of Christ which was allegedly collected by Joseph of Arimathea. The relic is in a side chapel, which we stepped on a platform to see with a priest in attendance. The relic itself is inside a clear gold encrusted container that’s housed inside a clear box. June 5, 2018

The crowds along the walkway of the canal with the Church of Our Lady tower, considered the tallest structure in the Brugge, Belgium, in the distance. June 5, 2018

The view across the canal with the Belfry in the distance in Brugge, Belgium. June 5, 2018

More canal and more Church of Our Lady tower in the Brugge, Belgium, distance. June 5, 2018

The beauty of Brugge, Belgium’s canal and bridges. June 5, 2018

Bronze carvings inside the Church of Our Lady in Brugge, Belgium. June 5, 2018

Behind the high altar of the Church of Our Lady in Brugge, Belgium, are the tombs of Charles the Bold, last Valois Duke of Burgundy, and his daughter, the duchess Mary. June 5, 2018

The interior nave of the Church of Our Lady in Brugge, Belgium. June 5, 2018

The southern aisle large chapel altarpiece contains the “Mother and Child” marble statue by the one and only Michelangelo at the Church of Our Lady in Brugge, Belgium. The sculpture is the one in the middle of the large carved altarpiece. June 5, 2018

The Church of Our Lady in Brugge, Belgium, is undergoing restoration in certain areas. This restorer is carefully scraping away layers of plaster covering a possible painting or fresco. What a painstaking process requiring a great deal of time and patience. June 5, 2018