ghent part 1 is the first set of pictures i took almost 2 months ago. i flew to ghent for a concert but the few days i spent in town proved to be super relaxing and busy, in spite of the usual rain and occasional slush.
i stayed at a friend’s place and that was right in the middle of the red-light district, which is very central. this was my second time in town, but i had absolutely no tourist ambitions: i was kinda over-worked.
this man is selling a local specialty: cuberdons. i have only ever eaten one. it’s worth trying, but i wouldn’t personally buy a cone full of them.
i had a very nice lunch set here. i had woken up during the night to catch my early flight. so the white wine i had with the meal nearly knocked me out.
this is the toilet behind the design museum. it’s a slap for the municipality who wouldn’t allow the building of a further wing to the museum.
this is the bond moyson in vrijdagmarkt.
ghent is the home town of street artist roa. several pieces of his are to be found around the town. this is only one of them.
the houses on side of this canal looked great with their gardens and all. i loved them!
this is stam, the ghent city museum. for me, it was only a destination point that day. i took shelter from the rain, had a brownie and went back home to get ready for the highlight of the trip.
this is the building of the new public library, de krook.
and this is why i flew to ghent.
i’ve obsessed with elias‘ work for so long, it was obvious i was going to see him live sooner or later.
the marching church gig at trefpunt was expectedly and perfectly obscure: tiny and intense. i felt that flying out to see them was a good decision. absolutely no regrets!
the second set of pictures is coming very soon. so stay tuned for more ghent adventures!
photo credits: little aesthete