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These picture has been taken during a visit to Ghent yesterday afternoon a Flemish city in Belgium with different lovely waterways.


The history of Ghent has water always played a decisive role. Gent was born in the place where the Lys and the Scheldt merge (east of the present ruins of the St. Bavo's Abbey). Ganda, or Ghent also means nothing but 'mouth' or 'confluence'. This convenient location has attracted people since prehistoric times. Archaeologists have found numerous traces of human activity from the stone and the iron age. In the first centuries of our era, during the domination of the Romans, was a rather important town on the high sandy ridge in place of Lys and Scheldt estuary. Further along the Scheldt, was a Roman villa that Blandinium or Blandijn was called. Scheldt, was a Roman villa that Blandinium or Blandijn was called.
The large-Germanic invasions of 406/407 meant the end of the Roman occupation. In the valleys of the Lys and Scheldt were now Germanic people's attention.

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