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l’Homme de l’Atlantide statue

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

Approaching the strange looking l'Homme de l'Atlantide statue

A closer look at this work of art seems to portrait oddly enough Donald Duck dressed in full scuba diving gear.

Donald Duck dressed in full scuba diving gear.

From the side

Godefroid de Bouillon statue

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 of Jerusalem and led the first Crusade from 1096 to 1099 to recapture the Holy Land. He died shortly after in Jerusalem on the 17 of July 1100.

Frontal shot with the Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg church in the back

Queen Elisabeth statue

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 a sponsor of a nursing unit. She founded in 1937 a musical festival that was renamed later in her honor the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition that is world famous to this day.

The Queen Elisabeth statue Above was made by René Cliquet in 1980