|I'd like to be able to tell you who this
is, but since I seem not to be able to find out just now, we'll just leave
it at somebody important enough to have a statue dedicated to him.
|However, I do know who this is...whether or not
I like to admit that I am acquainted with people who put their arms around
post boxes to pose for pictures ;-)
|This is obviously a clock tower, but it may be on the
cathedral, one of the other two main churches, the belfry, or the stadhuis.
|Steve and Susan apparently found something intriguing
as they took in the view from atop the Gravensteen (or Château des
Comtes in French).
|I also found some neat perspectives from the top of the
Gravensteen, which is the late XIX Century restoration of a X or XI Century
fortification, complete with a dungeon (and today a small museum of torture).
In the end of the XII Century, the Count of Flanders, Philip of Alsace
had the entirety of the château reconstructed. So there's your
history tidbit for today.