posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 01:40 PM
The Holy Blood of Christ seems to have turned medieval Bruges (in Flanders, Belgium) into a Holy City. It's what, since the 19th century, made
tourism popular in Bruges. But maybe this Holy City is not as holy as it seems, just because of this Precious Holy Blood that... well, could be pretty
The city is a copy of the Holy City, with its great Gothic churches called Jerusalem, Nazareth or Bethlehem... The Jerusalem Church, in the quiet St.
Anna Quarter, is maybe the most remarkable of all these churches that dominate the skyline of Bruges. It was built in the 15th century as a scale
model of the Holy Sepulcher by Anselmus Adornes and his wife, and with a rather morbid fake tomb of Christ in it.
The Holy Blood was brought to Bruges during the crusades by the Templars and the Count of Flanders. It was also a Count of Flanders who would
commission Chrétien de Troyes to write the first Grail story... And in the 19th century the chaplain of the Holy Blood Chapel found something that
turned him into a satanist... Does that remind you of Bérenger Saunière and Rennes-le-Château? Mmm...
The Holy Blood of Bruges, a New Jerusalem