We toured one of the Cathedral in Ghent and also stumbled upon a little market sale which was kind of fun. The cathedral was amazing and just beautiful. I am always amazed by these buildings.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
We had the luck of visiting the Belfrey of Ghent. It had spectacular views of old Ghent. It was build in 1313. This building was so beautiful and very tall. Worth the trip. As you can see from the views how much fun I had photographing. A few links for you GHENT: The Belfry Tower - About.com
Monday, August 26, 2013
I can't tell you how much I loved this city. It was pretty, funky and lots to photograph. Our Hotel was on the canal with a balcony. Very nice views.
After our trip to the castle, we had lunch at a funky restaurant near our hotel and the castle. There were many painted animals around the restaurant. It seemed like a public art project. Some of the animals had some very cool colors and patterns.
We enjoyed a local beer made in Ghent called Augustijn Beer. Great choice and the history of the beer dates back to 1295
Kelly practices her pasta skills
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Our hotel was within walking distance of the Castle of the Counts or Gravensteen. We made a visit to this castle that was built in the middle ages (1180). Pretty darn old. I am always amazed that buildings like these are still standing. Also being from united states were not much is over 350 years old.
The castle offered great views of the city. It was a bit sunny, not ideal for photographing but that can't be helped. I would have loved to be photographing at sunset.
We all enjoyed roaming around the castle
Love the view from all the small windows, Like you were peeking at the City
The castle had these funky glass windows. They almost looked like bottle glass. They were colorful and very beautiful.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
We were so lucky to go to the city of Ghent. I loved this city. It was fun to wander the city and take photos. Our hotel was centrally located and overlooked the canal that went through the main part of the city. I loved all the funky shops and very old, ornate buildings. More tomorrow...
Friday, August 23, 2013
We made our way from the hotel to the Train Station and with a little breakfast we were on the train and on our way to Ghent. Love the graffiti on the train. Very colorful and lively. Ghent photos tomorrow. Below is the Castle of the Counts in Ghent.