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This ancient city of Ghent remains my inspiration, I sometimes promise myself no picture to make, but when you see this picture.
I took again the view of the Cloth Hall, the tower of the Belfry and Sint-Niklaas church in the background, I hope that you enjoy.

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History of the Cloth Hall:
In the Middle Ages the wool and cloth trade, found with Ghent as one of the main centers, a shelter in the Cloth Hall. All sheets, manufactured within a mile around the city, had to be brought to the cloth hall. The substances were appreciated here by three gentlemen hall and inspected, and here the sale took place.
The construction began in 1425, according to the plans of architect Simon van Assche. The works were discontinued put early as 1441, when only seven of the 11 planned bays were ready. The cloth trade was already passed its peak and it was no longer the building finish. The unfinished cloth hall was free for other destinations.
On the floors since 1613 urban fencing school and the Royal and Knightly Main Guild of St. Michael established and the city jail was housed in the crypt of 1742 to 1902. The remaining four bays were only built in 1903.

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