Tuesday, 15 December 2015

A - Z Guidebook - Ghent, Belgium

Ghent in Belgium  



You know all those jokes about Belgium?  Well forget them 'cos Belgium is fabulous.  It is full of pretty and historical cities with beautiful buildings and canals.  Lots of artwork, and the chocolates - oh so delicious.  And did I mention the famous mussels?  Apart from feeling that it all needed a bit of a hosedown - you know just a bit grubby - we had a wonderful time here.

I can't believe that Mr P. and I walked all the way up to the top of the building from where we took this photo.  It is known as St Baaf's or St Bavo depending on which language you speak, Belgium being a mix of French and Flemish speakers.  What you can see are the Belfry Tower and St. Nicholas' Church, which are the other 2 famous towers in Ghent.  

This photo has been dragged out of an old photo album (what's that? I hear young readers exclaim), so please forgive the weird yellow/grey tint to it.  From memory, Belgium really was kind of a weird colour due to the old buildings and grey skies:=)  

I remember marvellous buskers in the streets; the most delicious chocolates ever; oh yes frites in paper cones with mayo (that was such a new idea to Australians then); the zoo in Antwerp; the Museum in Brussels, and on and on.  Belgium, we loved you:=)

Oops, it may not look like it, but this month we are hanging out with the letter G, in the monthly travel linky kindly sorted by Fiona from Tiffin Bite Sized.



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12 comments:

  1. Belgium - beer and chocolate! What more could you want? Culture - yep it's got that too.

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  2. I love this post Sherry. Belgium is one of the few Western European countries I haven't visited. Mr Tiffin did drive through Bruges on his way back to the ferry but that's another story. I laugh that you say it has a bad rap. It's the Canberra of Europe!

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    1. it does have a bad rap but we liked it. trust us - just contrary; going against the norm.:)

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  3. What a beautiful view. I'm sure that was quiet a climb!

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    1. it was a huge climb patti! merry xmas.

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  4. Love that photo...haven't been yet but so on my list!

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  5. My sister spent a summer working in Belgium and through her letters home about how she ate her way through those 3 months made me want to visit. I loved it too!

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    1. yes it is fabulous! would love to go again.

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  6. I was really impressed with your photo and editing skills, then surprised to learn that age has enhanced the image. Nice recollections.

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    1. thanks - sort of:) Yes it is funny that old age has made it look better - perhaps like me? :=)

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