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Thirteen month ago, during the Christmas time 2012, I was in Ghent.
I had one trouble the distance between the building and me self, a little bit too short, the building is a little bit to narrow and to close against the edge of the picture, but I hope that this never is a trouble is for the visitors.

Thanks for viewing

Source Wikipedia:
The Old Post Office is located in Ghent on the Corn Market and the Graslei , next to the St. Michielshelling . The building was erected between 1898 and 1910 . It was designed by architect Louis Cloquet in collaboration with Stephane Mortier for the world of 1913. To make room for this building , a beautiful warehouse was demolished in Louis XIV style .
The facades are decorated with statues and coats of arms , these couples Belgium , Flanders , Wallonia , the 9 provinces and 23 former heads of state for European . There are about 100 in total . The building has octagonal towers with spiers , including the stair tower on the corner with the Stars Street and entrance also stair tower at the Corn Market . Further jumps 52 meter high clock tower in the eye . On the side of the Corn Market , we see five images that refer to the five continents . The pigeons that are painted on the walls still refer to the original function of the building. Despite these traditional elements is made use of contemporary materials and techniques . Hygiene was a strong focus . The glass and steel structures were hiding behind a colorful stone .

In 1998 the building was sold by the Belgian Postal Services . Then there was a shopping center on the ground floor with apartments above . Currently the building is vacant , though there are rumors that it would be an Apple Store the location. [ 1 ] This impressive building is part of a zone formed by the St Michael's Bridge bounded by the house Saint Michael and the Post.

Canon EOS 7D
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29/12/2012 13:46:10
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