One of our favorite places in Gent was the Market Square (Vrijdagmarkt - which translates as Friday Market), The scene here is actually Saturday, when a huge flea market appears on the square.

 

This is the way the square looks on a weekday. No flea market and the square itself is largely empty. It is ringed by restaurants and sidewalk cafes.

 

Different view. I am not sure what the statue is pointing toward, but it looks like a building crane is growing out of his head. Just off the square are more modern buildings, and I think the crane was for that.