I kept seeing these trams bound for "Moscou" and kept thinking "MoscoW" for some reason
Rows and rows of designer glasses
There seemed to be quite a few Brompton bikes in Ghent
This was our "regular" breakfast spot - they do organic croissants and organic coffee
Artwork next to the canal
Crossing a canal on a wooden bridge
There was quite a bit of rain on Sunday - I like the "Apple" logo
This must have been a more "upmarket" boat trip as they had champagne
CocoCola ready for the Ghent Festival
Graffiti next to the canal
Shoes thrown over a wire
Iconic canal frontage buildings
Rainy - a tram goes past the "meathouse"
Imacs in the hotel lobby - luckily there was free wifi in the rooms (limited to 1MB/s) so I did not have to use so much roaming data (it's £3 per 100mb bundle with EE payg so about over twice the cost per mb compared with browsing at home)
One of the few modern buildings in central Ghent
Inside the hotel
Sheltering from the rain
The street behind the hotel
Crossing a wooden bridge near the castle
Outside the "meathouse"
A tram goes past with a t-rex
Ghent visitor centre
Hopping on and off the tram
Sheltering from the rain opposite the Meathouse
Crossing the bridge near the castle
Boat Trip - it started to pour just as the boat departed so the next 15 minutes was spent sheltering under a bridge!
the boat trip resumes
People watch our boat pass under a bridge
The "bierhuis" - they have about 150 different beers!
The boat turns around here - this is the edge of the "old town" and there are high rise blocks at the edge of Ghent
A Michelin starred restaurant featuring lobster
Outside the Meathouse (again)
The castle at sunset
The "bellfort" tower at sunset
Not sure what this was for - a warning not to sit under palm trees?
A modern building near the Bellfort tower
View from the hotel room - the church bell rang for about 15 minutes at 7am every morning so no lie-ins!
The basement of the hotel
A vital delivery service for the city
Bells in the belltower
This mechanism played a short tune on bells every 30 minutes - as the hotel was next to the bell tower I ended up hearing the same melody many many times!
View from the belltower - almost all the tall buildings were at the edge of the city instead of in the middle, apart from the church towers.
A tram stop and ticket machine - 1,30 EU is all it costs for a ticket so good value
We walked to the "trappisthuis" to find trappist beers but it was closed. This was en-route there
Frog & bike
Bellfort tower at sunset
The shoes at nightfall
Hotel entrance at night
Cool cubist style backlit poster
The city at night