GHENT PHOTO ESSAY

Ghent's colourful canal side setting is simply gorgeous

Ghent’s colourful canal side setting is simply gorgeous

Ghent, is chock full of Gothic architecture, still completely intact

Ghent, is chock full of Gothic architecture, still completely intact

The famous 'Grote Kannon'- the Big Canoon, in the city centre

The famous ‘Grote Kannon’- the Big Cannon, in the city centre

Canal side scenes like this one typify Ghent's old world appeal

Canal side scenes like this one typify Ghent’s old world appeal

One of the amazing confections that lines the old Graslei harbour

One of the amazing confections that lines the old Graslei harbour

Want castles? Gravenstein is as fairy tale as it gets

Want castles? Gravenstein is as fairy tale as it gets in the ancient fortress league…

Gravenstein looks like some kind of amazing, medieval theme park

Gravenstein looks like some kind of amazing, medieval theme park

Quite the view; sidewalk cafe and ancient castle; sums up Ghent perfectly

Quite the view; sidewalk cafe and ancient castle; sums up Ghent perfectly

More atmospheric, old world magic on show in this amazing city

More atmospheric, old world magic on show in this amazing city

The heart of the old city of Ghent; it resembles a lot of old trading cities

The heart of the old city of Ghent; it resembles a lot of old trading cities

The town hall, set on a main square, is typical of Belgian cities

The town hall, set on a main square, is typical of Belgian cities

The city is littered with amazing statuary, like random jewels

The city is littered with amazing statuary, like random jewels

The city's waterside setting is one of it's major attractions

The city’s waterside setting is one of it’s major attractions

Bridges and ancient buildings along cobbled streets; Ghent

Bridges and ancient buildings along cobbled streets; Ghent

It's not all water and stone in this most beautiful of cities

It’s not all water and stone in this most beautiful of cities

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