A medieval canal runs through the oldest part of Gent, which made it a seaport. Here are a few pictures along the canal
...sigh...I would love to jump in this boat!
A wonderful weeping willow next to an outdoor cafe.
Window boxes are everywhere. I could do ten blog posts
just on them....hmm...lol
This shop window caught my eye right away, with all gorgeous wool roving.
The ancient cathedral towering above the city...
and the pagan Greenman who guards the entrance to the crypt, the oldest part of the cathedral.
There are medieval towers just about everywhere you look.
A little outdoor market with fresh herbs...
This was a tiny medieval door I was DYING to open....
And now, my new discovery, only blocks from my house.......!
where on my first visit, I bought a sweet little old watercolor box from Paris
and then.........on our second visit, we bought this "thing" that we thought would be perfect for my studio upstairs. After we got it home, we realized what a monster it was. It has 40 drawers which are beyond perfect for someone who LOVES drawers and organizing things IN drawers.....
There is NO way we can get it up the stairs, so Plan B is somehow getting it up to the second floor outside from the back garden. This means shoving it up a ladder with ropes (I think..lol) and having someone on the second floor roof...a couple "someones" I think, who will then grab it and hoist it through a HUGE window that goes into the studio. That's the plan anyway.... If there's any way, I'll try to take pictures of this.....it ought to be interesting.
We have four little adorable kitties here, so I'll end this blog with a few pics of the kittens.