Our walking tour starts in the Korenmarkt - which translates Corn Market. This is the hub of the old town. Commuter buses - seen on the left - drop people from the suburbs and they catch a tram - seen on the right. The large building here is the former post office - now a sort of shopping mall.
Just off the Korenmarkt is the Sint-Niklaaskerk (St Nicholas's Church). It is done in the Flemish style known as Scheldt Gothic. It dates from the 13th to 15th century and it's tower was the first of the "three towers of Gent".
The second of the three towers is the Belfry. It is not a church but a local government building. It houses - among other things - the local information center.
The third tower is St. Bavo's Cathedral, which houses a famous pre-Renaissance painting by the Flemish master Jan van Eyck - the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.