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War Pigeons commemorative statue

Posted 24 June 2008 | By | Categories: statue | 2 Comments

Belgium is most likely the only country in the world to possess a statute to honor the “pigeon soldat” or soldier pigeon and his contribution during both Great World wars. Whether released at 500 m or 100 km from home, even in certain cases over 1,500 km, the messenger pigeon has that fantastic ability to […]

Girls statues outside the EU Charlemagne Building

Posted 27 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | No Comments

These Bronzes Statues of young girls are found in front of the Charlemagne building which is one of the many the European Union Institutions of Brussels. They were made by sculptor René Julien in 1998. Located right next to the Shuman subway station at 170 Rue de la Loi.   The set of bronze sculptures […]

Statue Saint-Michel au Marché au poissons

Posted 22 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | 2 Comments

The Statue of Archangel Michael patron Saint of the city of Brussels can be found standing proudly on top of a building on the corner Rue Locquenghein and Quai au bois de construction just after the Marché aux Poissons.   Saint-Michael trampling Satan

l’’Homme de l’’Atlantide’ statue

Posted 20 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | No Comments

The Man from Atlantis statue is part of a fountain created in 2003 by sculptor Luk Van Soom. It is Located just in front of the Hilton at 38 Boulevard de Waterloo in between the Porte de Namur and Louise subway station.   Approaching the strange looking statue A closer look at this work of […]

Compte Charles Woeste statue

Posted 14 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | 1 Comment

Charles Woeste (1837-1922) was a Lawyer and an important Political figure of Belgium. He played a big role in the foundation of the Catholic Party in his earlier career then moved onto being a member of the parliament and eventually became Minister of Justice. As gratitude for his service to the country in 1914 and […]

Godefroid de Bouillon statue

Posted 07 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | 3 Comments

The statue of Godfrey of Bouillon is located at Place Royale or in English at Royal Square right in front of the Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg church. Born around 1060 in Baisy-Thy, province of Brabant in what is part of modern-day Belgium he was the first King of Jerusalem. He followed Pope Urban II’s call for the liberation […]

Don Quichotte et Sancho Panza

Posted 02 February 2008 | By | Categories: statue | No Comments

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza statue at Place d’Espagne. These are the two main characters depicted in Miguel de Cervantes fictional novel Don Quijote de la Mancha published in 1604.

Queen Elisabeth statue

Posted 29 January 2008 | By | Categories: statue | No Comments

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium statue, born Elisabeth of Bavaria. Her ascension from Duchess to Queen came in 1900 when she married Prince Albert who later became King of Belgium and reigned from 1909 to 1934. She became popular among the Belgians during WWI for her visits on the front lines to wounded soldiers and being […]

Charles Karel Buls fountain

Posted 22 January 2008 | By | Categories: statue | 2 Comments

The Charles Karel Buls statue is found at the Agora Square right next to the rue du marché aux herbes. It’s a memorial in the honor of Charles Buls who was mayor of Brussels from 1881 until 1899. He is remembered most of all today for his fight to vote laws to preserve and fund […]

Zinneke Pis

Posted 30 December 2007 | By | Categories: statue | 6 Comments

The Zinneke Pis which can be found at the corner of rue des Chartreux and rue du Vieux-Marché is a little bronze statue of a dog peeing. In Brussels dialect the word “Zinneke” would mean bastard dog. it’s the latest (1998) of the three peeing statues that you can find at a short distance from […]

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