Sunday, March 27, 2011
Perfect weather for a tour!
(Heh I joined in the fun only at a slower pace and my tour was cycling to and fro :) ) Both sons joined in the real fun.
One became 2nd in his category and the other even won a price in his classification!
Unfortunately also an accident happened during this tour. The guy broke his jaw and had other minor injuries all over. Amazingly his bike didn't show a scratch!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
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This is the big market square in Antwerpen, with all its guild houses and the statue of Brabo.
This little hero was a sailor who was navigating his ship down the river Scheldt. He had planned to sail his ship past Antwerp with his cargo but there was an evil giant stopping every ship and demanding money to let them continue their journey. Brabo caught the giant, cut off the giant's hand and threw it in the water. This story explains where the name Antwerp comes from. "Hand werpen" in Flemish means "throwing a hand". Behind the statue of Brabo you can see the city hall. Closer look at the golden statues on the roof tops of the guild houses.
The other side of the square with more guild houses.