The old post office of Ghent
The old post office is located near the wold famous 'Korenmarkt' and 'Graslei' and next to the St. Michiels church. The eclectic style building was built between 1898 and 1910. It was designed by architect 'Louis Cloquet' in collaboration with 'Stéphane Mortier' for the 1913 World Exhibition.
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The facades of the building are decorated with different statues and coat of arms, representing Belgium, Flanders, Wallonia, the at that time 9 provinces and the 23 European heads of state. There are about 100 statues in total. The post pigeons painted on the walls still refer to the original function of the building. The clock tower is about 51 meter high.