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Dear friends,

Every time I come in Ghent, and try find a new place for a good picture with a little bit historic value.
It Rabot is a very old place in Ghent, but you can see on the photo that everything become marred through ultra-modern buildings, absolutely required for the a lot new people in Ghent, + 125.000 the last 20 year, a lot people out of North Africa, Morocco and Turkish, but also out of East Europe.

I hope that everyone can enjoy.

History:
The Rabot was built in 1489 at the intersection of the canal and the Lieve (a small canal) . It was built to commemorate the victory of Ghent against the 40,000 -strong army of Frederic the Second . It had a dual function of the water level of the Lieve arrange and also act as a defensive stronghold for the city . It was part of the city wall and then did well as a toll booth. As a result of the abolition of the patent rights on July 18, 1860 , the ramparts were demolished and cultivable land surrounding the Rabot was enlarged . Partly caused by the family Hemptinne , the de Smet , the brothers Van Hoecke , La Gantoise Liniere and others , who all family owned a plot of land outside the city walls (especially cotton manufacturers so ) emerged later Rabot
The Rabot had in the course of time several other functions . Thus, it was once a “Sashuis” , a powder magazine , an icehouse and electricity cabin. There are meeting and banquet rooms housed .


Canon
EOS 5D Mark II
Shooting Date/Time
5/04/2014 11:55:47
Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/100
Av(Aperture Value)
16
ISO Speed
100
Lens
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal Length
24.0mm
Image Size
5616x3744
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style

Landscape

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