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Blogging from A to Z: G is for Ghent

Ghent … so picturesque a place that there can be no bad photos.

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I was there in January some years back – the weather was cold, overcast and somewhat gray. It didn’t detract from the beauty of Ghent nor deter me from exploring this gorgeous city.  It’s a melange of ancient churches and historic buildings co-existing alongside the newer architectural styles – a historic city etched by canals and waterways.

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Ghent cityscape ©2021 Regina Martins

My keen eye picked out the many chocolate shops.

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Chocolate shops all over the place ©2021 Regina Martins

Christmas decorations and attractions were still up; I love the changing lights of the ferris wheel reflecting off the facade of St Niklaas church.

At night the beauty of the city is doubled.

Ghent is also the home of a torture museum housed in the medieval Gravensteen Castle dating back to 1180.

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Gravensteen Castle ©2021 Regina Martins

A typical street.

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©2021 Regina Martins

Canals etch their way through the city, important avenues of connection. Ghent, though an inland city,  has the third busiest port in Belgium. It connects to the North Sea via the Scheldt Estuary.

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©2021 Regina Martins

Below is the graffiti alley.

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©2021 Regina Martins

And finally, the stunning St Niklaas church.

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St Niklaas church ©2021 Regina Martins

More interesting places I've visited: 
F is for Flic en Flac
E is for Erawan Falls
D is for Durban (Memories)
C is for Chiang Mai
B is Bangkok
A is for Ayutthaya

Which Way photo challenge – January 29 2021

The Which Way photo challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. 

I loved Ghent and on my wonderings, I visited the Stam Ghent City Museum where fascinating exhibits are to be found. One of my favourites was a whole bunch of aerial photos of Ghent’s stitched together and placed under perspex on the floor.

To walk on it you needed to wear booties that the museum provided. That. is such a stunning way to get the whole visual perspective of a city.

The museum removed this exhibit last year to make way for something new and sold all the panels to interested parties. If I lived in Ghent I would’ve bought one 🙂

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Walking on Ghent. Can you see my bootie covered feet at the bottom of the photo?
©2021 Regina Martins
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A panorama of the panels of Ghent at STAM Ghent City Museum
©2021 Regina Martins

Also, check out The Bridge Over the River Kwai in last week’s Which Way photo challenge.