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Moscow, Moskva, Russia
February 11, 2011
Very nice and cozy ,
cultural and political center of Europe
New York, New York
July 6, 2001
Enter the small courtyard and pay the admissions fee at the ticket booth. The museum is in an unassuming few rooms and has an interesting collection. There are some extremely intricate work on display here. In the afternoons, there is the added bonus of seeing a demonstration. I had imagined it to be like a Murano glass-blowing exhibit, purely for tourists' eyes and without much substance. I was surprised when I entered the small room and saw about 20 old ladies working. They all sit in rows and they each have a different project to work on.
Feel free to walk around and admire the handicraft at work here. The ladies may be older in age but their eyesight must be 20/20 to work the delicate threads into complex patterns. Their fingers move non-stop and so fast it is hard to follow what they are doing. The pattern slowly appears and the different directions of threads all start to make sense.
It was not crowded at all when I visited. In fact, my group was the only one there in the museum and the demonstration. It was late October and though the rest of the town was crowded, it was very peaceful and tranquil here.
I would recommend buying your lace here. The prices are very reasonable compared to other shops and the quality is very high. Also, you can rest assure that the lace here is made by hand and not by machine. The store also carries extensive collection of lace making materials and equipment, if you feel inclined to give it a try at home.
From journal Fairy Tale Bruges