The Big Cannon, Ghent

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  • This is a "Bombarde" and what for one! Originally rested this more than 12-ton monstrosity to wooden Trestles but the ravages of time obligated the city fathers in the 18th century to replace it with more durable stone support. The original name (15th century) would be "Gandhi Rooden Duyvel" have been. That is why it is now back painted red where until a few years ago was still black. It is claimed that stone projectiles up to 300 kg with these were shot but whether this really happened also Bombarde is can be difficult. Conclusion: very original though, but there is little to see ...! Though photo!
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  • The Canyon itself does not have much, not even Nice, but has a rather curious history. If you do a free safe city tour that take you and explain it to you
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  • If you want or not during a tour of the city on the main road between one sub shop you can find the cannon isn't some special destination or place an obligation on the way, but if it is possible to look and move on.
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