Roi d’Espagne dome and statues

Here are some details of the statues on the roof and dome of the Roi d’Espagne café in the Grand Place of Brussels. Location is hard to miss since it’s right in the historical center of the city. Being originally an old bakers guild built by architect and sculptor Jean Cosyns each of the six statues on the roof symbolize one of the six needed items to make bread which are in order left to right: Strength, wheat, wind, fire, water and foresight.

roof roi d'Espagne

The statue on top of the dome is a gilded weather vane representing Fame

Roi d'Espagne The statue on top of the dome

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