These cities are known as the "Three Flemish Art Cities". All three have many old buildings in the Gothic and Flemish Renaissance (Rococo Baroque) style

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<ul><li><p>These cities are known as the "Three Flemish Art Cities". All three have many old buildings in the Gothic and Flemish Renaissance (Rococo Baroque) style. They all have a central square with one or more Cathedrals or big Churches and also a monumental City Hall.</p></li><li><p>Ghent is an old town founded around the year 600. It was an important commercial center in the Middle Ages. Today has a population of about 220,000. The city is dominated by the "Three towers of Ghent" St. Bavon Cathedral, the Belfry and St. Nicholas Church.</p></li><li><p> St. Bavon Cathedral</p></li><li><p>Front viewSide view</p></li><li><p>The city is full of flowers and tourists.</p></li><li><p> Very ornate buildings.</p></li><li><p>The Castle had many uses during history. It was one time a torture place and on display is a real guillotine.</p></li><li><p>Beautiful houses built during the Flemish Renaissance.</p></li><li><p>The city is built at the confluence of the Lys and Schelde rivers.</p></li><li><p>It is small city with 115,000 inhabitants. However 4 million visitors come annually to see the well maintained Medieval Gothic buildings. </p></li><li><p>Burges Belfry Unusual sculpture in front of the Tower (Gay attraction?)</p></li><li><p> Burges have many canals and tour boats are enjoyed by many visitors</p></li><li><p>Sometimes you pass with the boat under a house</p></li><li><p> Beguinage Monastery</p></li><li><p> Horse head fountain used to water real horses.</p></li><li><p> Restaurant in an old Palace</p></li><li><p>Burges is known for one of the best chocolates in the world.Some merchants are very inventive for the shapes of the chocolate!</p></li><li><p>Antwerpen is Belgium second largest city with a population of 450,000. It is the world fifth-largest port and is known as the "Diamond Center of the World"</p></li><li><p>The Market Square is surrounded by Renaissance buildings and the majestic "Our Lady's Cathedral" is just off the square.Proper decoration for a port city.</p></li><li><p>Our Lady's Cathedral houses four Rubens masterpieces and nice stained glass windows.</p></li><li><p>Cathedral's interior with very high cupola</p></li><li><p> Grote Market and Brabo Fountain</p></li><li><p> TOWN HALL</p></li><li><p> Central Railroad Station</p></li><li><p>The Steen -Medieval Fortress 13th Century. Today it houses the National Maritime Museum</p></li><li><p> What is unusual about this picture is that is made completely out of stamps!</p></li><li><p> Giant and two admirers.(I am wondering what are they looking at)</p></li><li><p>Buildings along the river Schelde.</p></li><li><p>I hope that you enjoyed watching this presentation. Send any comments to Dan Calistrat at dcalistrat@aol.com</p></li></ul>