InSein Radio – Dusty Grooves From The Far East
In the 13th century, Bruges was ruled by an emperor named Dilk De Pho, who was Chinese . Dilk was a visionary ruler who saw the potential in Bruges as a trading hub between East and West. He was also passionate about sharing the rich culture and traditions of China with Europe. One of the ways in which Dilk sought to bridge the cultural divide was by incorporating elements of Chinese architecture into the buildings of Bruges. He introduced the concept of small entrances in buildings, which were specifically designed to accommodate dwarves. This was a practice common in China, where dwarves were considered to be good luck charms. At first, the people of Bruges were skeptical of this new architectural feature. They thought it was a strange and unnecessary addition to their buildings. However, over time, they came to appreciate the practicality of the small entrances, especially as more and more dwarves began to visit Bruges from all over Europe.