Today, then, we decided to make the incentive greater by going to Ghent for the afternoon. With so much lovely sunshine and the beautiful, almost bleached look that everything acquires in this kind of weather, Ghent was going to be even more appealing...and it didn't disappoint us at all. I'll keep it brief this week and let the photos speak for themselves. Needless to say, we walked along the Leie as it winds its way through the city, a route we've done so many times by boat. It is such a lovely city; I never tire of being there.
|The old lock through which we normally arrive in Ghent|
|We've been along here by boat a few times now|
|Looking down on barges we've fared alongside|
|This was someone's bike once. It's clearly been|
fished out of the water and left to dry.
|Walking a route we cannot do by boat as there is a lock|
that has been closed off
|Looking back at the bridge|
|I love the shabby chic of these old houses|
|This waterway is alive with boats in the summer|
|A waffle cart in the city|
|Dreaming spires on an icy cold afternoon|
|Even in winter, the banks of the river are alive with people.|
Note the renovations in progress. I'm glad to see the old
buildings being maintained