The images above bring to mind an entranceway to a tea party hosted by The Hatter & the March Hare and, if slightly more amber-hued, the road to the Emerald City…
… and Belgium’s Gent is kinda magical that way. Revisiting these photos taken on a two day visit to the city last month I’m reminded of Gent’s many storybook qualities. While we were there the ominous-looking stormy summer skies added a gratifyingly brooding quality to its atmospheric architecture and cobbled medieval streets. But it’s not all gloomy Gothic stonework – bright bursts of colour and contemporary character abound. It’s a fascinating place… and the beer’s not bad either.
spired, steepled, stained
blue hide | delirious pink elephant
passionate vine | sinuous mosaic
loaves & fish
“the wool is thataway!”
(gent’s 14th century textile industry hero, jacob van artevelde, points to england)
harlequin house | chimay triple – everyone’s favourite tipple?