Friday, August 27, 2010

Statue of Bartje

Bartje is the main character in a series of Dutch books that were later also shown in a television series. The stories are about a boy that grows up in the province Drenthe in Holland. In Assen, the capital of the Dutch province Drenthe, you can find a bronze statue of Bartje in front of the above building. If you ask people who is Bartje most often they will quote one of the most famous words he said in one of the stories: "I don't pray for brown beans!" He had to say grace but as he hates brown beans he refused to do so.

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