Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene.
A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia.
Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.
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17 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: Ghent Streetscape Reflected in Beer Store Window”
Cool shot – love the reflection. You can even see the people on the street talking. Awesome.
Thanks, Anita. I stood in front of that window for several moments snapping away, making people passing by quite curious about what could possibly be holding my attention in the window. :)
Hope you enjoyed Canada Day!
Very nice shot! Any favorite spots in Ghent you’d recommend?
Thank you, I Think About Beer!
We only passed a two short days there, but we really enjoyed exploring Gravensteen Castle, ascending Ghent’s Belfry for a super view of the old town, and eating fresh strawberries and dollops of fresh cream. My husband also enjoyed the blonde beer. Are you headed there soon? It’s a charming and largely undiscovered spot – highly recommended!
We’ll be going in september. Ghent could definitely make it onto the itinerary. We’ll be staying in Antwerp mostly, but pretty mobile.
Should be lovely in autumn! We also enjoyed stop-overs at Waterloo, Brussels, and Bastogne. On prior trips, we saw lovely Bruges – another must, if you can fit it in.
Well, I’m doing a bit of Beer tourism. So Brussels, Chimay, Roselaire are on the itinerary. Bruges is also on the list. Plus our hosts are taking us to a Club Bruges soccer game.
Long, long ago I fell in love with a man from Ghent. I wonder about him still. There you go Tricia, bringing back very old memories.
Virginia, your comment made me smile. It’s funny how an image, a song, a taste can elicit such vivid memories.
Hope your Canada Day celebrations were fun!
Brilliant – I really like it!
Andrew, it was a fun find; thank you. :) So, to which fun destination will your next travels take you? We’re still hoping that we’ll be able to make it to the Greek Islands soon!
That is gorgeous and has special appeal for me. I spent six months working and living in Brussels in 1988-9 and still remember Belgium very fondly. Ghent was one of the many places I enjoyed exploring during my weekends.
How fun to have lived in Brussels for half a year, Rachael! Did you find yourself compelled to check out what outfit Manneken Pis was wearing each day? :)
We were really charmed by Ghent’s ambience. Do you have any other Belgian cities you’d recommend?
What a fantastic shot! That glass was sure clean :-)
:) Thanks, Madhu. And, aren’t the bottles fantastic? I love their colorful labels!
Really like this shot, although after sampling the many bars in Tel Aviv last night beer is the last thing one my mind.
Glad you enjoyed the shot; so sorry if it worsened the effects of your hangover! :)