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Rediscovering Ghent

So, yesterday I went for the second time, after three years to Ghent. I wanted to write something about it last night, but I was too tired. 20 km walking by the canals were exhausting, but pleasant. Now I have some time to kill in the airport, as my flight back to Bucharest has 3h delay. What better thing to do than writing. 
The trip to Ghent from Brussels took 30 minutes by train. I remember it being longer, probably because last time when I was there I took a train which stopped in each station. At the arrival the weather was not so great, at least it was not raining.
Bikes, some graffitti, tramways on the way to the city center

Same here

Romantic view in the city center
After wandering around a little bit, we've got to this medieval castle where we've spent some time. What I've liked most at it, was the organisation. The places inside are numbered and you have a direction to visit it.

The Count Castle

Je m'en fiche!

View from the towers - Quite impressive. In background can be spotted the three highest buildings in the city. One of them is the clock tower, the other two are churches.

Ballroom - I would like to throw a party here
 
Another view of the city from the towers

This was the countess room but it was transformed in museum where are presented torture methods used at that time.  
Later, we went for a boat cruise on the canals. This way we discovered some interesting canals and went back to walk by.

Some ducks swimming by the boats

The Count Castle from another perspective
 After the boat ride, we headed to one of the canals we discovered previously.
A quite street

I wouldn't mind to live on one of these streets.

An interesting wall on a side of a canal

Voilà! It's well hidden that's why few people have found it! That's what I'm trying to do. 

One of the interesting canals I was talking about. Last time I was here, I didn't explore too much this side of the city and I was very impressed by what I've got to discover.

Near this canal I saw a lot of nice houses with view on this side. The view from the porch of one of those houses must be enchanting even on a rainy day. 

This is my favorite canal. It's quiet and few people pass by. It looks lovely even on a day like this. 

By the end of the day, the sun made its appearance. The castle looks more impressive in sunlight.  

Saint Bavo's Cathedral, one of the highest buildings in the city

A hot air balloon can be spotted on the blue sky
By the time we left, people started to get out from their houses and enjoy the sunset outside, with friends, with the loved ones.
Overall, it was a beautiful day even if most of the day was cloudy. I would love to return here some day.



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