Belgian Brussels

Urban Sculpture in Brussels. The sculpture appeared in the human civilization much earlier writings. It was, above all, about a particular embodiment of the forces who should be afraid, or who ought to worship. But when there was a written language, and even at the dawn of printing, the role of architecture and its accompanying sculpture remained high. But the spread of literacy among the general public interest and reduced to painting, and to architecture, and sculpture. The same ideas can be expressed much easier – the words – and distribute worldwide. But unlike books, statues age are usually more long.

Without claiming to be complete, I'd like to present the most on I think, remarkable from several hundreds of urban sculpture in Brussels. When Belgium was born as an independent state, and it was, I recall, in 1830, the public could only see the sculpture park of Brussels – in order itself, where there was a revolution, and sculptural Minerva Grand Sablon Square. This statue was erected on the orders and the means of the noble exile – an English lord Bruce, thanks to the country, granted him asylum. And do not remind me about Mannequin Pease, appeared much earlier. Mannequin Piece – a fountain, although not the most usual form, but, incidentally, is not the oldest in the city, so forgive me tourists, not the interesting.

In order to see the fountains but the Belgian capital is what – about the sights and excursions in Brussels were legends. But on the fountains, we'll talk. The young Belgian state was create their own history and to enable people to see their heroes. The very first sculpture commissioned by the Belgian government – the figure of the ruler of the Southern Netherlands of Charles of Lorraine. In fact, the city had been two his sculptures. (Similarly see: Professor of Internet Governance). One of them and now you can see – this is the only equestrian figure of gilt on rooftops around the Grand Place. It is crowned by the building houses the guild of brewers. Second, by the way, was also paid once the guild brewers. But she had no luck. It was staged at the Royal Square – where now stands, too, equestrian statue of Godfrey Buyonskogo. But when in Brussels came to the French revolutionary armies, the first thing they dumped statue, and a few months even melted her – in the coin, too good metal was paid by brewers, rich and ambitious guild. The third statue was placed in the courtyard of the Museum of Fine Arts, in front of the building, which was erected by him and where his museum. Charles of Lorraine was so fond of their new homeland, even in a room ordered to lay out a mosaic of different types of building and ornamental stones mined in Belgium. He used a visual aid to persuade their guests to buy Belgian building materials! Sightseeing excursion in Brussels prepared and published historian guide guide by Maxim Belgium Tents. To be continued ..