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Mr Monkey's Ghent boat trip

"I'm not sure exactly what Charles V is doing there"

Mr Monkey looking at statues on a bridge Mr Monkey approaching the Rabot

The boat took Mr Monkey up the Lieve, under a bridge decorated with carvings which somehow reflect the life of Charles V (who was born in the nearby Prinsenhof palace in 1500). It had to turn round when it got to the Rabot, because the river sort of stops on the other side of the towers. The guide explained that the Rabot was built to defend a particularly weak spot, but she didn't mention the sign put up by a resident who didn't like listening to her explanations.

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