International Water Technology Exhibition in Liege 1939

May 20, 1939 - September 2, 1939


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City of Ghent

City of Ghent at the Exhibition Expo Liege 1939

© Daniel

The City of Ghent had built its pavilion on the edge of the northern section, on the left bank.

The composition was very modern and well balanced.

The bays ran in a long horizontal line across the facades.

The dark tone of the woodwork contrasted sharply with the light yellow plaster.

The City of Ghent had given the most space in its individual pavilion to the representation of its port facilities and the volume of its maritime and river traffic. Here, however, a very interesting special stand was devoted to tourism. The city is, in fact, one of the main artistic centres of the country with invaluable archaeological treasures. The water of its rivers gives the work of the medieval architects a captivating charm that irresistibly attracts the tourist and leaves an unforgettable impression.

A large diorama showed Old Ghent with the Castle of Gerard the Devil, St. Bavo's Cathedral, the Belfry, St. Nicholas' Church and the famous Herb Quay in the foreground.

In the background is a panoramic view of the maritime installations and the fields of begonias.

Ghent is also the city of flowers!

© General Report - International Water Technology Exhibition - Liege 1939