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Old August 18th, 2009, 03:12 AM   #1
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Mahratta's Showcase: Gent, Belgium

Hello all:

I visited a number of cities in Belgium, so I decided to start the photothreads for multiple cities at the same time. I'll be updating this thread along with the present one on Brussels. There will be more threads to come, too.

We took the intercity rail (very efficient and rather inexpensive) all around Belgium and the Netherlands. We stopped in Gent - here's the main station, Gent St. Pieters.

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walking towards the Centrum

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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:34 AM   #3
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Very nice set of photos @Mahratta
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:09 PM   #4
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I used to study in this city for 3 years. The city is very lifely with a lot of young people, bars, festivals, concerts,...

This is a very beautiful and tolerant city. In my opinion itīs a nicer place than the highly appreciated Bruges.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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Nice

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This is a very beautiful and tolerant city. In my opinion itīs a nicer place than the highly appreciated Bruges.

You can expect a letter from Moenaert coming your way now.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 01:45 PM   #6
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Nice town!
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Old August 19th, 2009, 03:05 AM   #7
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Thanks folks

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I used to study in this city for 3 years. The city is very lifely with a lot of young people, bars, festivals, concerts,...

This is a very beautiful and tolerant city. In my opinion itīs a nicer place than the highly appreciated Bruges.
Ghent was a great city, in fact I preferred it to Bruges - it had a well-preserved historic centrum but did not have the tad of artificiality that I found in Bruges, or all the bloody tourists (I'm an anti-tourist type of tourist). Both were great, though

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Old August 19th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #8
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Nice, feel free to post some more pictures.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 10:52 AM   #9
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Yes, more photos its needed please
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Old August 20th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #10
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Very nice ! Please post them too on the Belgian Fotoforum !
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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #11
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The city looks so good!!
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Old August 21st, 2009, 05:31 AM   #12
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Just a couple today...more tomorrow

X38 - Thanks! I'll start a couple of threads in the Fotoforum

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Old August 21st, 2009, 06:37 PM   #13
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Beautiful city!
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 05:25 AM   #14
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Thatīs a wonderful city that deserve a second visit because on the first one i just stayed there for 1/2 hours but i loved the city...such as the other Belgium citys that i visited and iīm looking forward to watch your pics of them
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Old August 24th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #15
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We climbed the Belfry and got a few shots of Gent from this breathtaking perspective...


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Old August 24th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #16
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amazing. those are really beautiful shots.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 03:27 AM   #17
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Breathtaking indeed!
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Old August 25th, 2009, 11:56 AM   #18
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Nice! Now I really miss this city.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 12:36 PM   #19
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Still waiting for the Antwerp pics.....!
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Old August 25th, 2009, 04:33 PM   #20
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Apparently through time it has become completely impossible for you to take interest in any other Belgian city or town other than the one you live in Just give the guy some time!

Mahratta, did you find the places & the snacks the people on the Belgian forum suggested to you? I hope you didn't find too many closed doors in Ghent: early august is when all the locals go on holidays and many bars and shops close for a week or two - because it's right after the july festival... I always find it a bit scary when I get home from vacation...

There are some really good pictures in this thread - and in the one you posted on Brussels too. Do you use an SLR, and if so: what type and what lens do you use?
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