Ghent

Ghent was beautiful in a different way than Bruges; each city had its own personality. At night, the entire city is lit, making it perfect for a romantic walk on the cobblestone streets.

Green windows yellow coat

Remember my love for doors? It’s exceeded only by my love for color-coordinated buildings topped with storytelling sculpture.

I picked up this stunning bright yellow coat by a Danish designer in Bruges and it it so warm! I can’t wait to have it perfectly tailored; I can already tell it’s going to earn it’s keep in my wardrobe.

 

telescope on castle turret

If you like architecture, you’ll love Ghent. There are so many superbly-designed buildings to check out, and many of them have marvelous views of the city.

 

church ceiling

I would advise you to check out the gorgeous cathedrals, but I haven’t yet thought of a word adequate to describe their beauty. Pulchritudinous? Resplendent? Prepossessing? The Thesaurus is failing me here. Just go see them. Bring a handkerchief (you can find an elegant lace one at the shop around the corner).

 

tethered boat

Seriously. Way cool buildings. And boats. Boats everywhere. Swoon.

 

 

mustard pour

When Shane visited Ghent last year, he brought home some mustard from a little shop called Tierenteyn-Verlent. Tucked away in the corner of a square, they’ve been making this mouthwatering mustard for generations in huge barrels, from which they freshly dispense it when you place your order. We bought several containers as gifts for family and friends (and of course some for ourselves!). If I share a bit of this mustard with you, you know I consider you a true friend (I don’t give it away to just anyone)!

 

gas mask angel

I love how Ghent has a knack for mixing historic and modern elements. This angel atop the wall of a former monastery warns of the dangers of environmental pollution.

 

vibrant cherry blossoms

The most beautiful flowering trees covered in vibrant green moss blanketed the town. Absolutely gorgeous.

Ghent was a lover’s paradise, and I haven’t even talked about the food. Photographing one’s food is not seen as an acceptable hobby there, so you’ll just have to take my word that every bite was mouthwatering.

 

Unpacked:

Acid-yellow coat, Bitte Kai Rand.

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