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99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

This is a series of pics from my birthday weekend in June from Bruges, Belgium.

Did you know that Belgium makes more beer than any other country in the world?  Or so I have been told.  These bottles here are not all from Belgium but they represent only a fraction of the bottles that were lined up on this restaurant wall in Bruges (Brouweru Taverne).  I switched to wide-angle to get in as many as possible.

Count them if you wish.  There are 99 plus a couple extra, in case you lose track.
More than enough for the weekend, I'd guess!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

This is a series of pics from my birthday weekend in June from Bruges, Belgium.

Did you know that Belgium makes more beer than any other country in the world?  Or so I have been told.  These bottles here are not all from Belgium but they represent only a fraction of the bottles that were lined up on this restaurant wall in Bruges (Brouweru Taverne).  I switched to wide-angle to get in as many as possible.

Count them if you wish.  There are 99 plus a couple extra, in case you lose track.
More than enough for the weekend, I'd guess!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (28)

  • Kay
  • 3 Aug 2007, 00:05
LOL grin I can't wait to see the comments for this one, Ginnie! Great capture!
Ginnie Hart: You make me smile big time, Kay. grin Thanks.
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall, there'll be...lol. Great shot Ginie.
Ginnie Hart: You got it, Bridge! Thanks. smile
Hope you were teetotal! grin
Ginnie Hart: The only beer I had that day, Fehinti, was a Bruges Zot (Bruges Fool) just to say I had a beer brewed in Bruges. smile
http://globalbeer.com/body_pages/pages-beer/BrugseZot/BrugseZot.html
Did you try them all that day? I am off to have some beers with my racing buddies smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Are you kidding me, Martin! As I told Fehinti, the only beer I had that day was a Bruges Zot (Bruges Fool) because I wanted to say I tried a beer brewed in Bruges. smile
http://globalbeer.com/body_pages/pages-beer/BrugseZot/BrugseZot.html
wouldn't mind one right now! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Take your pick, Lizzie. smile
An Australian's dream. Nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: I bet! Thanks. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand.
  • 3 Aug 2007, 02:11
hey! A couple of bottles of wine and spirits seem to have muscled in on this party!

Excellent post, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I think you're right, Ray. Good eye! smile
Great shot Ginnie..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shakara.
lovely capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sir!
Very nice Ginnie.Neat to see. I have never been a beer drinker but might be tempted with one of those LOL. I noticed the ones in the back with the funny wire caps.They look old, wonder if they are?
Ginnie Hart: I'm not a big beer drinker, DD, but I do like to try a beer brewed from the city wherever we are, just to say I did it. smile

We love to collect beer bottles like those in the back that have special caps or are made of stone/clay.
  • Jimbo
  • 3 Aug 2007, 09:04
Hi Ginnie. Long time no comment here. Sorry for that (really busy, then feeling sorry for myself because of my broken wrist). I adore this shot! There's something about rows and rows of similarly shaped items which really attracts me every time. That's a wonderful display.

There used be a pub in Dublin where (or so we were told) customers were encouraged to bring in bottles of strange drinks they'd discovered on holiday so they could be added too the display behind the bar. A great idea, and an excellent talking point.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling that's what happened here, Jimbo. Since the beers are from all over, I 'spect people bring theirs to add to the collection.

Hope your wrist continues to heal properly. Do whatever the doctor orders!
Great shot, Ginnie and full marks for getting it absolutely straight. You obviously weren't under the influence when you took this one!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Truth be known, Ingrid, after I uploaded this, I realized it needed a bit of lens correction, which I did yesterday and reloaded it. Glad you noticed. smile And no, I was NOT under the influence, glad to say. smile
All those interesting labels
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE labels on beer AND wine, Aussie. I would collect labels if I could buy them instead of the bottles. smile
  • david
  • chesham
  • 3 Aug 2007, 10:09
i think i tried most of them the day i went there!! good shot!
Ginnie Hart: HA! And you lived to tell it, David. grin Thanks.
A photo that you can look at for a very long time!
Ginnie Hart: Don't look too long, Mary. You'll get dizzy or will want a beer. smile
And to think Belgium isn't much bigger than Wales. Can't imagine Wales making beer on such a scale.
This is a great advert for the lens on your camera, there's so little optical distortion. Lovely shot.
Ginnie Hart: That really IS a lot of beer, Jose Ann. Large scale, indeed.

It IS a good built-in wide-angle lens but as I told Anniedog, after I uploaded this, I realized it needed a bit of lens correction, which I did yesterday and reloaded it. So that's thanks to PS. smile
Yes this is the belgian pride... World's best beer brewers... nice tribute to us beilgian

Kind regards,
Lu mik spastiek'
Ginnie Hart: You can be so proud, Lu Mik! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Aug 2007, 10:59
I am well aware about all the beers in Belgium. Also some of the strongest beers - 16% proof is known there. What I find most interesting is that about every trappist monastry also had/has a brewery. Sold beer to afford food for the monks, sort of trade. The stronger beers normally are monsatry beers. Also from the olden days, every town had at least one brewery.

So which one became your favourite? I guess you tasted them all.
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Louis. I had no idea about up to 16% proof. Dang. That's worse/better than most wines! I guess those monks meditated a long time on how to manage that feat!

As I told a couple others, the only one I tried was the Bruges Zot (Bruges Fool) because I wanted to say I tried a beer brewed in Bruges.
http://globalbeer.com/body_pages/pages-beer/BrugseZot/BrugseZot.html
Ah! I see that they lack some marks... "Estrella Dorada", "Mahou", "San Miguel", "Cruzcampo" lolwink Good photo to do puzzle grin
Ginnie Hart: Guess you'll have to take your beers to Bruges to have them add them to their collection, Jose. That is, of course, unless they don't already have them. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan/Ireland
  • 3 Aug 2007, 14:50
Haha, this is great! I like Ingrid's comment. smile

I had to laugh this morning at about 7am, standing on the ha'penny bridge in Dublin, and there was a guy on his balcony above the river drinking a beer. This city has a few things to say about beer, but not as many as Bruge, apparently.
Ginnie Hart: Yup, Ruth. When have you ever seen me under the influence! smile

It surprised me as well to see that Belgium had a better "record" than Ireland on the brewing side of things. But who's counting, I'm sure Ireland would say. HA!

BTW, got your site's main page again. Here's YOURS:
http://flying.my-expressions.com/index.html
  • Ted Roth
  • http://rothphotos.blogspot.com/
  • 3 Aug 2007, 15:00
Where's dinner. For me, nothing beats a good beer to make the food taste good. I counted 104. No matter. Terrific shot.
Ginnie Hart: You're a good counter, Ted. And why did I not know SOMEONE would count. grin As I said, a couple extra in case someone lost track.

Thanks as always for stopping by and commenting! smile
  • onada
  • 3 Aug 2007, 15:18
lol i love this shot and the info you provided - i thought germany was the largest producer of beer!
Ginnie Hart: You'd think it would be Germany, exactly, Onada. Now we know the truth for the bragging rights. smile
Very good Ginnie - Andreas Gursky had better watch out! ;o) Mike
Ginnie Hart: I guess so, Mike. smile
And what amazed me was that each beer has its own glass.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bernie. That never ceases to amaze me!
And fortunately they have the English to drink it! Nice shot. All the best, Dave
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling they don't care who drinks it, Dave, as long as someone buys it. grin
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 5 Aug 2007, 23:46
very nice, I recognise a copuple of the labels, but not that many.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I don't remember recognizing any, Les, so you're a step ahead. smile
Oh lord...the mothership smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! grin
Wow ! Did you taste each of them ? smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Wouldn't that be a sight for sore eyes! grin

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