Belgium Gent from the Belfry

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Gert Lucas

About this spot
The tower of the St-Nicolas church was the first watch tower and served for this purpose until 1442. In 1442 the watchmen moved to the Belfry. Until 1869 they watched over the city. Together with the city trumpet players and the bell-ringers they formed the ‘Men of Ghent’. Fire was the biggest danger in the city at that time.

Today it serves as an excellent viewpoint over the rooftops of Ghent for photographers.

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