8/36.- Flanders: Ghent, the Three Towers


Ghent is another of the Flemish towns with a rich historical and artistic heritage. Saint Michael's Bridge ofers a remarkable view of the Three Towers: Saint Nicholas', the Belfry and Saint Bavon's. The latter hosts the famous retable The Adoration of the Mystical Lamb, most of which has been attributed to John Van Eyck. The painting represents no less than 248 characters, including judges, pilgrims, hermits, knights and martyrs. Ghent is situated at the confluence of the Leye and Scheldt rivers.

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