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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

A perfect afternoon in Ghent


It might go something like this:

You're wandering around inside the magnificent cathedral when a small group of singers rehearsing in front of the altar catches your attention. You remember seeing a sign out front about a choir from Cambridge University giving a concert and go back to check. The concert starts in half an hour and it's free.

That's just enough time to go across the street to Neuhaus and buy one of their custom ice cream bars (you pick the flavor of ice cream, dark or milk chocolate, and a crunchy coating, and they dip it for you while you wait), and sit on a bench in the cathedral square and eat every delicious mouthful. Then wipe the chocolate off your stupidly happy face, return to the church and spend an hour listening to beautiful voices harmonizing.

The only thing that could make it more perfect would be coming out to discover the sun was shining for the first time in two days, and that Ghent was now somehow even more beautiful than it was a mere hour before.

And of course that meant I had to run around and retake many of my shots from yesterday before the light disappeared, so here's Graslei again.

You're welcome.

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