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Gent - Sint-Michielsbrug

Gent, Sint-Michielsbrug. This elegant one-arched bridge on the Leie was completed in 1908 and takes its name from the small statue of Saint Michael slaying the dragon in the middle of it. Since it offers one of the most striking views on the historical centre, it is the ideal place to start a discovery of Gent. The massive church in late gothic style (St. Michaels) next to it was begun in the first half of the 15th century but only completed four centuries later. The central tower, destined to become one of the

highest in this country, unfortunately never was.

 

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Taken on November 8, 2009