Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A day in Gent 

The TH Son is accompanying me on a week of business in Europe. Today we visited our European distribution center near Gent, Belgium, after which the two of us walked around that beautiful town for a mere 2 1/2 hours before hopping the train for Brussels airport. I snapped some pictures with my Blackberry along the way (and, yes, that is my finger that clownishly mars a couple of the shots).

The alleged "oldest hotel in Western Europe," now operated by Best Western.

The oldest hotel in Western Europe

The accusing statue above the Gent police station, made famous by a popular television show I have never heard of (the TH Son: "CSI: Gent!").

The "famous" Gent police station

We stopped for beer, and had to choose among 250 kinds...

So many choices...

We succeeded!

Beer never fear!

The Castle of the Counts (1180), which houses a museum of torture instruments in recognition of its exceedingly violent history. Sort of a Flemish Abu Ghraib...

Castle of the Counts

The view from the castle...

View from Castle of the Counts

Doing the tourist thing in full corporate regalia...

Your blogger, Castle of the Counts



I hope to go back.


By Blogger pam, at Tue Jun 14, 09:08:00 PM:

Nice shots!  

By Anonymous jhc, at Tue Jun 14, 09:37:00 PM:

Your "full corporate regalia" doesn't include a necktie?

They sure know how to brew in BeNeLux, don't they?

Nice pics.  

By Blogger TOF, at Tue Jun 14, 11:59:00 PM:

Spend a day in Brugge before you leave.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Wed Jun 15, 01:52:00 AM:

Already left! Flew to Milan last night.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Jun 15, 08:03:00 AM:

Love the pics. My wife and I spent some time in Ghent and have pics of the same castle. Very nice town.  

By Anonymous Robert Arvanitis, at Wed Jun 15, 09:55:00 AM:

Not "Ghent?!"


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Jun 15, 11:27:00 AM:

Tigerhawk -
If that St. Bernardus is the Abt 12, I would suggest watching the number of pints, it will separate you from your senses.  

By Anonymous Old Fan, at Fri Jun 17, 12:52:00 AM:


Really makes one want to get back on a plane.  

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