"By the itinerary's finale, the great clock-tower, my jaw was hurting from all the yawns I'd suppressed."
Belfry of Bruges
Creative Commons AttributionBelfry of Bruges - Credit: Graham Richter

There is something comic about Robert's insouciance in the face of the Belfry's thrusting majesty. Originally built in 1240, its current form is what has survived, or been rebuilt, after three fires. It stands at 83 metres and to reach the top Robert must climb 366 steps.