ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, GHENT

Belgium

St. Michael's Church, Ghent, Belgium

Amongst all the glorious architecture of Ghent, St. Michael's Church tends to disappear amidst flurries of medieval splendour. It is actually the youngest of the City's three major Churches and dates to the end of Ghent's period of splendour. By the time the Church was underway the money was starting to run out and so it was never finished, the tower ending in a stump which should have been completed with the addition of a very un-Flemish spire.

The ground plan of the church is actually very large, an impression which is reinforced on a boat trip when you pass under St. Michael's Bridge and almost feel like the massive bulk of the church is going to fall on top of you.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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