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  2. Boekentoren - Wikipedia

    The Boekentoren ( Dutch for Book Tower) is a famous building located in Ghent, Belgium, designed by the Belgian architect Henry van de Velde. It is part of the Ghent University Library and currently houses 3 million books. The Boekentoren is directly adjacent to the Blandijn, the buildings of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy. Contents 1 History

  3. Hornepayne - Wikipedia

    Hornepayne is a township of 980 people ( Canada 2016 Census) in the Algoma District of Ontario, Canada. The town was established in 1915 as Fitzback when the Canadian Northern Railway 's transcontinental line was built through the area. It was renamed Hornepayne in 1920 after British financier Robert Horne-Payne.

  4. Gravensteen - Wikipedia

    Gravensteen. / 51.057222; 3.720556. The Gravensteen ( Dutch; literally "Castle of the Counts") is a medieval castle at Ghent, East Flanders in Belgium. The current castle dates from 1180 and was the residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353. It was subsequently re-purposed as a court, prison, mint, and even as a cotton factory.

  5. Haliburton County - Wikipedia

    Haliburton is a county of Ontario, Canada, known as a tourist and cottage area in Central Ontario for its scenery and for its resident artists. Minden Hills is the county seat. Haliburton County and the village of Haliburton are named after Thomas Chandler Haliburton, author, statesman, and the first chairman of the Canadian Land and Emigration ...

  6. St Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent - Wikipedia's_Cathedral,_Ghent

    Lode Van Hecke. Saint Bavo's Cathedral, also known as Sint-Baafs Cathedral ( Dutch: Sint Baafskathedraal ), is a cathedral of the Catholic Church in Ghent, Belgium. The 89-meter-tall Gothic building is the seat of the Diocese of Ghent and is named for Saint Bavo of Ghent. It contains the well-known Ghent Altarpiece .

  7. List of red-light districts - Wikipedia

    In some of these places prostitution occurs, whether legally or illegally. The enforcement of prostitution laws varies by region. Following is a partial list of well known red-light districts around the world, both current and historical. Africa [ edit] Algeria [ edit] Prostitution is legal but third-party involvement is prohibited. Constantine

  8. Vankleek Hill, Ontario - Wikipedia,_Ontario

    Vankleek Hill is a town in Champlain Township in Eastern Ontario. It has a population of 1,996. The town was named after Simeon Vankleek, a United Empire Loyalist who settled there near the end of the 18th century. The agricultural-based community became a thriving community in the 1890s and still retains many of the buildings and structures of ...

  9. Willem Joseph van Ghent - Wikipedia

    Van Ghent was baptised on 14 May 1626, in the church of Winssen. It is assumed he was born the same day. In 1642, he became provost of Elst, as a sinecure . Of noble birth, he made a career in the army from 1645 onwards; he started in the regiment of the Count of Hoorne; in 1648, he was promoted to the rank of captain, serving in said regiment.