Bruges may be home to the only Michelangelo to ever leave Italy (very cool, don't get me wrong), but we stumbled across a random modern art exhibit in the middle of Markt Place, and I was drawn to it. I've seen a lot of Renaissance Art in my day, and I'm assuming you have too, so I wanted to focus on this piece that I've never seen before.
There were multiple different parts to this installation, all different window panes and hinges pieced together in abstract towers of varying heights. It was sitting outside of the St. Salvatores Cathedral, providing a harsh contrast to the traditional Flemish architecture that dominated the street. There were kids playing around them and people snapping photos. It was like an art playground. I was a big fan. I have no idea who made it, or why, and I can't find anything about it on the internet. Alas, it will remain a mystery for now!
Here I am with this stature of someone named Albert. I did not know who he was/what his significance was to Bruges when I took this photo, but I liked it, as you can see. He looks very regal and majestic on his horse, and judging from his helmet and erect posture, I can only assume that he was some sort of war hero. After some quick Internet research upon my return home, I found that this is, in fact, a statue of King Albert I, who ruled over Belgium during the war of 1914 - 1918.