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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

Thanks for visiting

The "Lieve" is one of the oldest preserved shipping channels in Europe.
It was dug in an era of large urban economic development and esp. in the heyday of the Flemish urban economy.
Digging the "Lieve" was a huge engineering undertaking and a very heavy investment.
The Dear connected two of the most important economic centers of Europe. Ghent Throughout its history been a port and counted in the thirteenth century, though approximately 60,000 inhabitants.
This was one of the largest cities in Europe.
Damme was the port of Bruges, one of Europe's most important port and trading post of the day.
The "Lieve" is an example of an early concept rabotten channel (locks), without locks with lock chambers.
The "Lieve" is also interesting as an early example of channeling natural waterways and connections between river basins.

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