Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers


How about a house number from Bruges, Belgium – 1815.

When you walk down the street as a resident or visitor in Bruges, you are surrounded by the beautiful architecture of the past. However, when you move through some of the doors, or in this instance a gate, you find an ultra modern building sitting behind the facade.

I was in awe of the architecture and equally amazed that people were living and working in contemporary buildings just a few feet behind a propped up historical exterior.

Traveling – it is always a learning experience. 🙂

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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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22 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

  1. Joyce says:

    Well, no excuses here about delivery to the wrong house!
    Lots of interesting finds when modern life chooses to exist respectfully and peacefully alongside the old. Like, for example, the New England homes you showed us last winter that have the attached barns. People just adapt and go on living – and they must wonder what it is the rest of us are gawking at!


  2. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a serious house number. You’re not likely to miss that 🙂


  3. Now THAT is a house number with character!


  4. rubyr8 says:

    It feels as though walking through those gates will take you back in time. Perfect pick for the challenge 😀

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  5. I agree! Travelling is the very best way to keep an open mind. Interesting door number!

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  6. germac4 says:

    Travelling is so full of experiences…and we have just returned from some travelling in Italy…but I don’t think I’ve ever seen numbers that big on a gate!

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  7. Oddment says:

    What an elegant number!

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  8. KerryCan says:

    There would be no missing that house number! I really want to go to Bruges . . .

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  9. pbmgarden says:

    Love this Judy! Must be a challenge to express oneself amidst the architectural statements of the past that have spoken so well.

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  10. I would certainly have been surprised to walk through doors such as these and others that you have shown and found Modern inside! 🙂

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  11. That’s a stunner, Judy. I could almost imagine you posting it on Thursday, with a dispensation for not being quite a door. 🙂


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  12. taphian says:

    wonderful photo

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  13. Nancy says:

    Well who knew?? What was behind there… I would have never thought ultra modern…!
    Great photo… I have never seen numbers on a gate like this!!

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  14. Karen says:

    We loved Bruges and it is things like this that keep it such a special place.

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  15. Denzil says:

    Is it the house number? Or its date of construction?

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  16. pommepal says:

    You certainly would not miss this house, even if you are short sighted like me…

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  17. Grandma Kc says:

    That is very cool! So different from anything we would ever see in southern California.

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