Notice the church to the right: that is Saint Michael's Church. It is a small church in late gothic style, which for financial reasons was never finished as intended, and which troughout its history was repeatedly looted and damaged. Even so, it is one of Ghent's quintessential churches, and its neogothic interior contains also rococo, neoclassic and baroque artworks, a.o. a genuine Anthony Van Dyck, Christ dying on the Cross. Twenty-five years ago I studied in Ghent, and the opening mass at the beginning of the academic year in early October 1985 took place in this very place:
Nite all, except you-know-who.