"Ghent - my hometown" Top 5 Page for this destination Gent by Luchonda

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Ghent in a nutshell

As you maybe know - Belgium is mainly divided into Flanders/Wallonie/and Brussels. No discussions about politics, provinces etc.
Ghent is worthwile to visit for its historical monuments- and other cultural activities like the famous Flower Begonia/Azalea expos and different musea like the popular SMAK (Museum of modern Art).

Many concerts in "Flanders Expo" - a lot of Hotels of different classes. But certainly known, by not only insiders, the famous "Gentsche Fieste"- a yearly spectacular show and "Fieste" organized by artists all over the world.

Topics in Ghent :

Ghent or better "GANDA" is a celtic word for "Mouth"-place where two rivers meet : De Schelde and de Leie.

- St-Baafs Cathedral: A Cathedral founded by St-Amandus in 900 BC and Church with many historical values and mysteries

- Gravensteen : House of Flanders Earls

- Patershol : place of many good and cheap restaurants

- Graslei and Korenmarkt : The previous (medieval) harbour of Flanders

Ten days in the month of July - ten days Fieste !
But not only drinking and eating.
Also the unique moment to visit musea - theater - monuments

Pittoresque "Lievebrug"

Bridge over the river Lieve.The channel located on the junction of the rivers Schelde and Lieve was a very important connection between the Nordsea and the center of Gent in the 13th century

Another view on my hometown

The center of my city - view on the old postoffice.
It became in the meantime a modern shopping center

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  • Pros:It's cultural highlights
  • In a nutshell:Capital of the province East Flanders
  • Intro Updated Jul 28, 2008
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  • flyingscot4's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2011 at 7:35 AM

    Hello Luc, Sorry to hear of your passing. I always thought that you were already in Heaven - you lived in Gent. I hope that when I get there you will be my tour guide. Warm thoughts to your family.

  • jelw's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    You will be remembered well Luc. Your love for your daughter and grandchildren shine through your pages. Rest in Peace.

  • monina_c's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    May you rest in the arms of angels!

  • eriksson977's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Hello Luc, Outstanding pages. Thanks for the virtual tour. Tomas Eriksson :)

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Didn't realized I rated your hometown pages already. Oh, well, more ratings for you!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Baie om te sien, ek sal weer trug kom ;-)))

  • himalia11's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Wow, so much interesing information, I can't read all now! Looks like a town I should visit, too. Is this medieval market regularly?

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Hi Luc, thanks for your ratings & nice comment on my new Bern page, and for your postcard. You've added some fine new travelogues and tips to your Gent page since I last had a look.

  • pure1942's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2008 at 6:49 AM

    Hi Luc, Thanks for visiting my Belfast and Schaffhausen pages. Love your Gent page...brings back memories of my trip there on a school exchange. Beautiful city...especially those buildings on Vrijdagsmarkt. Thanks for sharing Brian

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Gent looks not bad for food as well, Luc ! Was there 24 Y ago and remember wonderful beers and mussels. Good idea to group your favs. in one list. Euh. . .WHEN are the floralies? Thanks for your comment and short visit in Pau.


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