We didn't have the best weather on our day trip to Gent, but it wasn't too bad. So we're going to go back at some point. When there's some reliable sunshine and stuff.
It is a lovely place, we really liked it. Although there were quite a lot of tourists (hello, big group of Japanese tourists who almost mowed us down!), it didn't feel like that was all the city is. Unlike Brugge which felt a bit.. like a set, "come look at all the pretty old buildings". You know? Gent didn't feel like that. It felt like a vibrant city that just happens to also have some nice old buildings and stuff.
It also reminded me a bit of Denmark. Some of the buildings are similar to ones you can find in Copenhagen. And the feel of the city reminded me of the feel of Århus, my hometown; a vibrant university city which is neither too big or too small.
Maya's Moving Castle. Tony thought they were great, hence why he is recording them on his mobile. I just thought it was loud and really wished I'd had a pair of neon green earphones like that kid. ;-)
Sint-Niklaaskerk, also in Korenmarkt.
Detail of that bridge..
Ghent Altarpiece. You're not allowed to take pictures of it, so if you want to see it, follow that link over to Wikipedia.
It is quite stunning and I'm glad I went in to see it, although it cost 4 euros and you can't get real close to it. The cathedral itself is free though, so you don't have to pay anything to see the windows. :-)
And look! The sun actually did come out again for a while!
As we were leaving Gent, we saw this. Crazy!
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