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Place of the day - Saalgebäude, Waldkraiburg

Place of the day - Saalgebäude, Waldkraiburg

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Place of the day - Brabo, Antwerpen

Place of the day - Brabo, Antwerpen

The Brabo Fountain (Dutch: Brabofontein) is located in the Grote Markt (Main Square) of Antwerp, in front of the Town Hall of the city. The ceremonial inauguration of the sculpture took place in 1887. Jef Lambeaux realized the set of the bronze fountain. The reason is the legend of the name of the city, in which it is said that the giant Druon Antigoon cut off a hand to all the ship captains who moored in the area and refused to pay toll, then throwing it to the Scheldt. The captain of the Roman army Brabo cut off the giant's hand imitating what he had done.

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Place of the day - Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerpen

Place of the day - Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerpen

The Cathedral of Our Lady (Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. Today's see of the Diocese of Antwerp started in 1352 and, although the first stage of construction was ended in 1521, has never been 'completed'. In Gothic style, its architects were Jan and Pieter Appelmans. It contains a number of significant works by the Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, as well as paintings by artists such as Otto van Veen, Jacob de Backer and Marten de Vos. The belfry of the cathedral is included in the Belfries of Belgium and France entry in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Place of the day - Kaiserpfalz, Düsseldorf

Place of the day - Kaiserpfalz, Düsseldorf

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Place of the day - Torhaus Knechtsteden, Dormagen

Place of the day - Torhaus Knechtsteden, Dormagen

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Place of the day - Manneken Pis, Bruxelles-Capitale

Place of the day - Manneken Pis, Bruxelles-Capitale

Manneken Pis ( [ˌmɑnəkə(m) ˈpɪs] , meaning "Lil' Piddler" in Dutch) is a landmark small bronze sculpture (61 cm) in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619. The current statue is a copy which dates from 1965. The original is kept in the Museum of the City of Brussels.Manneken Pis is the best-known symbol of the people of Brussels. It also embodies their sense of humour (called zwanze in the Brussels' dialect) and their independence of mind.

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Place of the day - Jacques Brel, Bruxelles-Capitale

Place of the day - Jacques Brel, Bruxelles-Capitale

Jacques Romain Georges Brel was a Belgian singer, songwriter, poet, actor and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He is considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French and occasionally in Dutch, he became an influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers, such as Scott Walker, David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many performers in the United States, including Bowie and Walker, Ray Charles, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, and Andy Williams.

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