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JOHANNA EN MARGARETHA VAN CONSTANTINOPEL 1217

JOHANNA AND MARGARETHA OF CONSTANTINOPLE 1217 ( FRANS) HEIRBAUT On the same promenade of the Grand Place, our attention is caught by a sculpture group with two skeletons. They evoke mixed feelings in the viewer. On closer inspection, this is a complex, daring work of art. On the occasion of the celebration of 800 years…
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ZITTENDE VROUW

ZITTENDE VROUW (GEORGE GRARD) The walk starts on the Market Square, right in front of the Tourist Office, which is housed in the historic building ‘De Cipierage’, a Renaissance building dating from 1662, and used to be the jail of Sint-Niklaas. Throughout the years, it was restored several times and was used as police station,…
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LA TORDUE

LA TORDUE (GEORGE GRARD) A second statue facing the Tourist Office, close to  first one, is also by Georges Grard. Larger and more fragile in her nakedness, ‘La Tordue’ draws all attention to herself.   ‘La Tordue’ refers to one of his earlier works ‘The Sea’ or ‘Lying Nude’ in Ostend. This last statue (1952-1955)…
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GERARD GAUDAEN

GERARD GAUDAEN (WINKE BESARD) To the right of the statue of the fox ‘Reynaert’ there is a section of the park where greenery appears to grow unimpeded. It is in fact a special project. Old trees were felled and were replaced by a large variety of bushes and smaller trees, attracting birds and insects; a…
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