The Big Cannon, Ghent

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  • July 23, 2017
    Dulle Griet is a symbol for Ghent. Bother to see but, above all, to know that they actually never served because of ball balls too heavy bleaching.
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  • May 28, 2017
    This big red gun is not indicated in the streets and no information is present beside. However it is present in a major Street and impression by its size.
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  • May 16, 2017
    The story behind should be more interesting than the sight of this 12-ton canon. Anyway, it was easy to locate near the market square. Just took a picture and proceed to other spots of the city centre...  more »

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