Should we our shouldn’t we go to Bruges? When I posed this question to Annie of MontgomeryFest, her answer was quick and candid: “It’s touristy, but worth it.” The next day we bought the tickets and within an hour were partaking in an impromptu Bruges photo scavenger hunt with our fellow day-trippers.
Bruges is a town in which postcard-worthy shots abound at the slightest turn. It’s futile to pack up the camera; you’ll simply end up fishing it out at the next adorable street. Plus, everyone else is also playing the tourist card. Just like its touristy-happy cousins (Pisa, Toledo, and Versailles are of the same ilk) there is no escaping group tours, cranky kids, and DSLR-toting documentarians. And though you don’t want to admit you have much in common with the hordes, Bruges is about to charm the pants–er, lens cap–right off of everyone. Just give in to the tourist tide and go on this recommended Bruges photo scavenger hunt!
Cute house shots get 10 points
10 points for your best canal pic
Subsequent canal pics are 5 points a pop (don’t worry, you’ll still wrack up plenty of points)
8 points for horse-drawn carriages
5 points are awarded for the candy-colored town square
12 points if you can manage canal shots with no other tourists in the background
Ohh, another 12 points!
10 points if you capture the Belgian flag
5 points for boat shots
15 points if you ask (in a foreign language!) if a stranger will take your picture
6 points for a corner detail
8 points for trying Brugse Zot, the local beer
15 points if you can still remember this building’s name once back home (hrm, I failed)
10 points for shots with feathered friends