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‘Ghent - Kuurnlei’

A night view of the Korenlei (Kuurnlei in the local dialect) in the historic center of Ghent.
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Translated from http://www.gent.be/eCache :

From the 11th century, the river Leie in Ghent became a busy port. The place was known for the supply of grain from Artois (Northern France). All import of grain in the county of Flanders had to pass by Ghent.

Today various buildings remind at these activities and reflect the prosperity of the guilds and crafts.

During the 18th and 19th century most houses were rebuilt or modified. Their original character got lost.
In view of the World Exhibition of 1913, these historic buildings were restored thoroughly but not always with the necessary attention for their authenticity.

I wish everyone a very enjoyable ending of 2011.

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