Bruges - Padmaja & Prashant
View of Poortersloge from the canal

View of Poortersloge from the canal

In the 15th century this was a meeting place for Bruges' Poorters (Burghers) and the headquarters of a jousting organization known as the Order of the White Bear. A statue of an upright bear holding a shield still occupies a niche on the corner of the building. Since 1912 a branch of the Belgian State Archives has been located here.

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