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Saturday afternoon I was in Ghent a very nice old city with different narrow canals.
These picture shows the "Lieve" canal that now becomes use as touristic canal with small boats.
In background see you one of the most old buildings out of the medieval period.
Ghent has the last ten year a lot done for the city to make attractive

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The Lievekaai is a romantic place in Ghent , thanks to the many weeping willows that the water and the square overshadow here .
Photo is taken from the Augustinian Quay , in the background you see a piece of the Counts.
Now where the weeping willows are used to the turning basin - many ships coming through the Lieve van Damme , were too large to navigate the city (or were not allowed in because they were unfree skippers ) . They had to unload their goods here , turn around and return.
The turning basin was filled in around 1830 , because the trade Damme was the silting of the Swin ( and Lieve themselves ) insignificant . On the square (now the Children 's Square ) , the teamsters and movers got room to park . Their horse carts and trolleys
The neighborhood around the Lievekaai is well worth a visit : the Princes and Gewad poles going on , including the St. Anthony Quay is very picturesque

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