The market in Brugge, Flanders, a hive of activity, on a terrace with a Belgian Blonde Leffe beer, a cigarillo, some nibbles and a book... BLISS!
Berets came to be popularised across Europe and other parts of the world as typical Basque headgear.
The beret is part of the long-standing stereotype of the intellectual, film director, artist, "hipster", poet, bohemian and beatnik. The painter Rembrandt and the composer Richard Wagner, among others, wore berets.
With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *)