I've photographed this scene since we first visited Bruges in the 1970's, and it remained virtually unchanged for many years. For black & white, its been best when damp and a little gloomy, as here. But on my last visit, in 2006, the nearest house was for sale, and the bicycle was never there whenever I walked past. The cobbles had gone, replaced by tarmac. I'd come to think it would remain forever.