There is a magical charm to walking historic European cities in the crisp cool air of a fall evening. While wandering the historic center of the Belgian city of Ghent, I found myself pausing beside the intricate patterns of carefully laid cobblestones, wrought iron railings, and gorgeous historic buildings atop one of the city’s many bridges. As I paused enjoying the sight of the moon slowly crawling its way through the sky above the beautifully lit silhouette of the Saint Nicholas’ Church and Belfry of Ghent, I heard the clip-clop of women’s heels colliding with cobblestones. A moment later I felt the light stirring of air as a passerby made her way around me and into the photograph of the bridge I’d previously been about to take. A moment later I snapped this shot. Have you been to Ghent? The city is world famous for the way it is lit at night and with good reason. Beautiful by day, the city is absolutely splendid in the evening.
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