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Belfort van Gent

Yesterday I was browsing through my archives and looking in the folder with pictures from my trip to Gent and Antwerpen in Belgium two years ago. Here I found three pictures of het Belfort van Gent, which I stitched using Autostitch.

Het Belfort van Gent (Belfry of Ghent) is one of the three medieval towers in the centre of the Belgian city of Gent (English: Ghent, French: Gand). The tower is 91 metres high. Building of the tower started probably before 1314.
The building in front of the tower is de Lakenhal (Cloth Hall). Both buildings are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the background you can also see de Sint-Niklaaskerk (St. Nicholas' Church), an gothic church from the 13th century.

The city of Gent is the capital of the province of Oost-Vlaanderen (East-Flanders). The city is located at the place where the rivers Leie (Lys) and Schelde (Scheldt) come together. The city has 231,000 citizens.
In the Middle Ages, Gent has been an important city in Northern Europe and was only a little bit smaller than Paris and bigger than cities like Hamburg, Cologne and London. The city was in those days important city for cloth.

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