"A visit to Lier, the town my ancestors lived in" Lier by songlines

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Some of the buildings in the old town

This is the Zimmer Toren, named after Zimmer who originally came from Germany and built the tower, he was a watchmaker and fancied making a tower where each of the four clocks had a different time of the world set to it. The four sides of the tower each have a clock-face. It is well worth a visit when you are in Lier and it is one of the main popular things to go and see in the town.

Market Place - Lier

This is the market place of Lier. At the moment being used partly as parking, the colourful objects are actually in plastic and they are to make a boundary, a lot of people have objected to them, but there you are, I think it makes the market place even more colourful. I sat down and had a traditional meal there in one of the many restaurants, one called "Het Belford", I enjoyed the good Belgian fare and was able to watch the people go by which I enjoyed. If it had been summer, I would have been sitting outside as all these restaurants have a lot of seating outside.

The old jail gate

Personally I don't know much about this gate, just that it has been around for a long time. I mean to find out more though so come back to check it out if you like.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A very beautiful old-time small town in Antwerp
  • Cons:No cons at all
  • In a nutshell:I have enjoyed my visit very much and I will return, also learn a little more about its history
  • Last visit to Lier: Nov 2005
  • Intro Written Dec 6, 2005
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