The city of Ghent is known for its ancient and magical splendour of buildings. The three towers, the Castle of the Counts, the authentic facades of the houses on the Graslei, … each of them tells a fascinating story about the city. However, Ghent is not a museum city, but Ghent is alive. A mix of contemporary and authentic buildings from various layers of history, from classical facades to walls decorated with graffiti, give Ghent that unique, idiosyncratic character. The modernist architecture in between weaves a surprising story. Architect-urbanist-photographer Johan Rutgeerts and architect Christophe Lecompte inventoried some 400 modernist projects in Ghent. A selection from these forms the basis of this bicycle tour.