GHENT: A Few Hours Wandering Around
GHENT - GIVE IT A CHANCE
It's an overcast day with on and off rain, but we're only in Belgium for the weekend, so from Brussels to Bruges (for a couple of hours), it's back on the train for about 20 minutes to Ghent. Another city that we kind of race through (still have to make it to Antwerp today!), but it's one I would definitely come back to and give Ghent the proper time it deserves.There was no plan for Ghent. just wandered around and happily came across beautiful medieval buildings and a ton of gorgeous old churches.
Ok.... I don't think I've ever seen so many bikes parked in one spot (Ghent train station)
Seems everyone in Ghent bikes to the train station and off they go to wherever else in Belgium they need to get to
Colourful row of houses on Sint-Joriskaai, right by the Leie (or Lys) River
YOU'VE GOTTA SEE...
BELFORT VAN GHENT
Belfort van Gent
Underneath Ghent's City Pavilion
Sint-Niklaaskerk (Saint Nicolas' Church)
Postgebouw - Old post office built in 1903
Sint-Niklaaskerk (Saint Nicholas' Church)
Sint-Michielskerk (Saint Michael's Church)
Graslei - along the Leie River (or Lys in French)
Groot Vleeshuis (The Meat House)
Sint-Veerleplein - the oldest square in Ghent
YOU'VE GOTTA SEE...
GHENT JAZZ FESTIVAL
Gravensteen Castle - Ghent's 12th-century stone castle
Checking out the stores around Sint-Veerleplein
Might be something worth grabbing in here!
An accidental snap, but I love it anyway!
Cute terraces seem to pop up randomly along the Leie River
These guys snagged a super cute spot
Another cute spot by the river
On our way back to the train station, we come across live Jazz shows.... and we're just now realizing that it's Ghent Jazz Festival time
Music and dancing, by the river
Love his big-a$$ bow-tie
And their funky flowery bathing caps!
Back at the train station - next stop - ANTWERP!
Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON
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