Colin Farrell would have you believe that Bruges is a joyless place where happiness and hitmen go to die. I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but if Colin Farrell really believes this he must be a hack.
Speaking of hacks, I have a terrible journalistic sense and wasn’t listening at all as our guide described the history and names of all the beautiful historic city center landmarks we passed. What I can tell you, though, is that the photographer and Europhile and romantic in you will all appreciate a visit.
So read up a little, then go check it out for yourself and see what all the hype is about. This one, at least, seems to live up.