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Gent Street View
Gent has many old buildings

Gent (Ghent) is the major city of East Flanders.  It has many historical buildings, but is less touristy than Brugge.
I spent a day here in 2001, and it rained initially, but then the sun came out. We had our most recent visit in September 2005, and enjoyed better weather and also a cruise along the canals. This page has now been completely revamped with photos from our latest visit.

Belfry Tower, Gent
Note the golden weather vane!!

For those familiar with Belgian beer, the weather vane on top of the Belfry in Gent is the "Golden Dragon".  This is the same dragon which is depicted on the label of "Gulden Draak" beer.

The imposing church.

Tram Wires
Ornate old buildings may also be surrounded by tram wires, as in this photo.

And here is a Gent tram passing the ornate buildings. Trams are operated by De Lijn.