Ghent, a city you have to visit as a photographer

Hi Photo-Maniacs,

The city of Ghent and one of his canals, home-boats

If you come to Belgium and you want to visit one of Belgiums' most beautiful cities and you think it is Bruges or Brussels or Antwerp well, I have to say that there's another city in Belgium which is really beautiful and Historical: Ghent. Put it on your list, you won't regret it!

This city has everything. From historical buildings, lots of festivals and a super community of nice and helpful people ...

I selected some pictures here to show you the beauty of this city and I hope to meet some people soon who came and took a peek because of this blog. Because Ghent is my hometown and I would love to meet other people working with dreamstime.

Here are some pictures taken in this Amazing city:

One of the beautiful pleasure harbours in Ghent

Ghent has many Pleasure harbors and is a city with many canals.

The Counts (gravensteen) in Ghent is the only surviving medieval fortress in Flanders

Gravensteen, this castle is unique because of its position in the middle of the historical citycentre...

Traditional churches and buildings on a rainy night, winter festival scene

Winterfestival and a row (rare) of traditional Christian churches.

Crowd watching Light bulbs on grass

Modern and famous Landmark, the cityhall at the lightfestival in Ghent.

Crowd watching Light bulbs in the shape of a cloud

A good example of festivities in Ghent: a crowd taken at the light festival.

Street-Band Performing at the festival of Ghent.

The famous "Gentse feesten", a huge free festival in summer.

Round shapes with tags on a field

Nature is also beautiful in Ghent with many natural parks. This is a view in the park: Gentbrugse meersen... with beautiful arty statues.

I could show you more of course, but the best way to discover this city is visiting the city or visiting my portfolio. Many pictures in it are made in Ghent, my lovely Hometown.

I hope you liked this little quick visit and maybe I'll meet you in Ghent one day....


Photo credits: Bart Cleymans.
Bart Cleymans
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  • Cleymans
  • Gent, Belgium
Studied at the art academy Hasselt: Architectural and Fine Arts.Have worked since the beginning of computer time with Photo Shop and "old skool" lover. 20 years of training and multiple placements in the service of a Famous Belgian traveller. Took many pictures in analogue times. Made covers for magazines ... the list is long.

Photography is a passion, not a day goes by without my camera. These Pictures are a glimpse seen through my eyes, frozen in Time, forever more: Travel, messages, people, colours, illustrations, imaginations, I love it all.

I do regular updates to show you new pictures, illustrations and go out on foot to explore my known world for you.

I am also active in the world of music as a producer, sing and song writer and play acoustic guitar music. Often paint on commission, colourful images taken with fun, heart and soul.

A message is always fun. Best wishes, Bart

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February 11, 2016

Thanks Paparazzofamily!


February 11, 2016

I like your first photo!


February 09, 2016

Glad you liked it, Physi28, You'll love it.


February 09, 2016

As an authentic Photo maniac I will listen to you and try to visit both Gent and Brugge, thanks for the advice!