Photo of the Day 3 September 2007

Belgium, 1986
Photograph by Joseph H. Bailey
Bicycles line a street along the Markt, the vibrant main square in Bruges, Belgium.

Much of this historic city has changed little since the Middle Ages, when Bruges was northern Europe's richest port. The stately buildings seen across the street in this photo were once the homes of wealthy burghers, but now lend their medieval flavor to hotels, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes.