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... br> Ghent has one of the most interesting and beautiful skylines I've ever seen. And the cool thing is, you can only see the whole skyline from one place.
Along the canals were absolutely stunning. It was so colourful and teaming with students (on what I think is their final day of Easter break) drinking beer. Also, just on that note...I've worked out why ...
... map in hand, glasses close by, and off (after coffee by the gateway, of course). The Belgiums must have excellent eyesight as the printing on the maps is absolutely miniscule. First stop was Gravensteen, the Castle of the Counts.
A castle had been on this site since the 8th C, with the current castle begun in the 12th C. Its structure and ...
... The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Hubert and Jan van Eyck from the 15th century. It is very detailed, in excellent condition and an incredible work of art!
For those of you who saw The Monument's Men movie, these panels were taken from the church in Ghent by the Nazi's and their recovery was a main theme for the ...
... down during WWI, in case of bombings. They put it back up following the war, only to take it back down after WWII. They still haven't moved it back up into the tower after 1945, fearing another war.
We walked the beautiful city, hearing these types of facts. Jennie and I immediately noticed how different it was to be with the group. It was nice to have a guided-tour type thing, but being with a group of our peers was not ...
... see photos). Sadly, some are not available in English, particularly the cool cat one Riley was very keen on! Ah well, another motivation to learn French perhaps? Although cold, the sun was shining so we made the most of it... On our wanderings we also saw the Mannequin Pis and the Grand Place as well as 100s of chocolate shops! Beer and chocolate! We'll be as big as houses when we leave here! Because we have to sample! Feeling very relaxed now, like we're really on ...