Much of the city's medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved and restored. Its centre is the largest carfree area in Belgium. Interesting highlights are the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the belfry, the Gravensteen castle, and the splendid architecture along the old Graslei harbour. Ghent established a nice blend between comfort of living and history – it is not a city-museum. The city of Ghent houses also three béguinages and numerous churches, among which the Saint-Jacob's church, the Saint-Nicolas' church and the Saint Michael's church are the most beautiful examples.
In the nineteenth century Ghent's most famous architect, Louis Roelandt, built the university hall Aula, the opera house and the main courthouse. Highlights of modern architecture are the university buildings (the Boekentoren or Book Tower) by Henry Van de Velde. There are also a few theatres from diverse periods.
The beguinages, as well as the belfry and adjacent cloth hall, were recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in 1998 and 1999.
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Nicou (97543) 2013-02-06 5:37
quel panorama de ce façade de maisons et ces tons ces couleur merveilleuse image quelle architecture et compo superbe.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (30226) 2013-02-06 5:39
iconic view of this beautiful city. Love the skyline shapes and the detailing, which despite the lack of sunlight take on a subtle and irresistible character. Excellent!
Have a great middle of the week - regards Brian.
Sergiom (39122) 2013-02-06 5:40
Le cadrage est très classique mais fait le travail. Par contre, le ciel gris est responsable du manque de contraste et de couleurs de la composition.
lousat (57542) 2013-02-06 5:59
Hi Daniel,great capture and beautiful solution to take these magnificent facades,i like the circular lens effect on the perspective,great crop and great quality despite the difficult light.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
photographer_sg (194) 2013-02-06 10:12
Beautifully captured row of buildings. Each different and unique in shape. The details very well shown despite the (it seems to me) inadequate light.
Well done Sir!
Thanks for sharing.
cornejo (17988) 2013-02-06 10:44
Hello Daniel, very good and interesting picture of these beautiful facades in the charming town of Ghent. Lovely image very well composed and framed, with very good quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (98001) 2013-02-06 11:05
Ciao Daniel, great parade of lovely facades, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
boa (4313) 2013-02-06 11:41
no doubt, this is a must-see for me! The architecture here are fantastic and could keep me busy for hours. I like all the different facades and details. Well chosen spot for this picture, crisp and clear. The light could perhaps be better but that is not easy to do something about in a gloomy winter day. Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
Schnappilic (7919) 2013-02-06 12:00
Ce arhitectura au astia! Cum o fi sa locuiesti acolo?
O seara buna!
krzychu30 (8797) 2013-02-06 12:16
simple,central POV seems here to best option to present and to juxtapose variety and beauty of Ghent´s architecture.Also wide,panoramic format suits excellently to this scene.
And the architecture itself-I can only say wow-really stunning with so beautifully decorated facades.
ifege (9414) 2013-02-06 13:06
A good photo of a great city.
carlo62 (12492) 2013-02-06 14:10
una foto semplice e pulita, ben composta.
Molto belle le architetture che si affacciano sul canale.
adramad (27544) 2013-02-06 15:34
Very good selection of beautiful facades and different, this is overlooking the Graslei.
The day looks a little sad, but the beauty of the place makes up for it.
Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (53861) 2013-02-06 15:59
Very beautiful façades!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (62280) 2013-02-06 22:37
Ces façades de Ghent sont très belles. Dommage que la lumière soit un peu fade.
serp2000 (29144) 2013-02-07 6:01
Another marvelous postcard from Ghent, Daniel. So lovely architecture, just the gingerbread houses. They bring me back to my latest vacation in Denmark. TFS!
ACL1978 (5729) 2013-02-07 19:30
Hello Daniel - a nice straight ahead look at the beautiful old architecture of this historic city. I like the placement of the boat at bottom and the distortion of the lens, which creates a nice sense of perspective here. Thanks!
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-08 1:52
The photo got quality and impressive clarity and clearness. The vivid colours and the architecture detais are just fantastic. Also the light creates the idyllic atmposhere.
Have a nice day and weekend,
Cricri (86327) 2013-02-08 13:50
Belle et intéressante architecture différentes le long du canal, un ciel bien a la belge ;-)
abmdsudi (26215) 2013-02-09 6:23
A very imposing shot of a well known architectrue accompanied by a very interesting narrative. This old town conveys lots of its own charm and the unique character. Despite the overcast day you still managed to inject some cheery colors into the scene to bring it to life. Great work, Well done.
siudzi (23837) 2013-02-13 11:15
I'm sure that this beautiful city must be amazing during the winter months as well. Your post is a great proof of that. Very well seen and built horizontal composition. Thanks for sharing.