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... and she takes me to the 10th floor of the building for a birds eye view of Ghent. Old steeples and clock towers soar on the horizon and she explains to me those building are in the main part of downtown.
After our meeting I walk along the canal seemingly backward in time. Instead of using a map, I follow the clock tower and church steeples I can see in the distance or between buildings.
I end up at a ...
... was abandoned. The castle decayed into ruins as locals began using bricks from it to build other houses. Towards the end of the 19th century there were plans to demolish what remained. In 1885 the city of Ghent and began a long renovation project. Today it is a walk through museum with examples of execution devices including swords used for beheading and a guillotine. There are also many ...
... for some reason. I arrived in Ghent to find an empty overpriced campsite, but didnt have the energy left to go anywhere else so I stayed. I went into Ghent to have an explore, get some dinner and try and get the energy levels up. Ghent is a really cool place, somewhere Id like to go back to and properly see. It has a large student population, it ...
... Ingenious inventions!
As we were in Belgium and so close to Flanders, I tried very hard to find time for us to visit Flanders Fields - the site of the Canadian WWI poem read every year on Remembrance Day. Every tour I found that visited Flanders was a full day leaving from Brussels, so we were unable to fit it in. We found that by this time, after a flurry of quick two night stays in four cities, we were "toured" out and ...
... dragon. My picture of us spotting the castle was taken a short walk away from the cathedral on a bride that spans one of Ghent's many canals.
Today, Joe and our host Joris are taking the kids to the folk museum and for a canal boat tour. I'm at home sick with the cold that laid Joe out last week. I'm hoping that Joe will bring back many pictures that I can share and that the kids enjoy the Het Huis van Alijn.