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MALDEGEM KLEIT between Bruges and Ghent

Photo taken in the early morning at -2 Celsius.
Almost all my photos are taken during my daily bike rides.

Kleit is a church village in the municipality of Maldegem (Belgium) south of the place Maldegem with an area of 2150 ha. On December 31, 2007, the village had 2627 inhabitants. The name 'Clay' comes from the thick clay layer that is present here close to the surface. The inhabitants of Kleit are called 'Kleitenaars'. Their nickname is 'the broombinders, after the relatively many broombinders who used to live in the area.
Kleit has existed as an independent parish since 1857. There is a neo-Gothic church from 1863, which is dedicated to Saint Vincentius a Paulo. This church has a pulpit with fine carvings from 1661 and a baroque-style tabernacle. There are also wall paintings in the church. Outside the church are chapels in honor of Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Cornelius.
My photo shows the entrance to one of the surface water reservoirs to collect excess water and prevent flooding

I hope you like it.

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22/12/2021 10:44:00
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