I am remiss. In my haste to see the renowned views FROM St. Michael's Bridge, I neglected to pay much attention to what the bridge itself actually looks like, etc. As for the view, yes, it is spectacular. Our day strolling through the historic center started out quite cloudy and gray, but wouldn't you know - just as we walked to the middle of the bridge, the sun came out just like magic!
I did take notice of the striking wrought iron statue of St. Michael that sits atop a pole in the middle of the bridge. And of course, after walking underneath the bridge and out onto the Graslei, when we ate lunch later that day, I did have a chance to appreciate the bridge's aesthetic beauty for a moment, but even then, alas, my focus was on a spectacular lunch highlighted by spectacular Belgian beer.
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