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"Why the Statue is so polished" Brussels Local Custom Tip by scottishvisitor

Brussels Local Customs: 257 reviews and 312 photos


Walking down a narrow street we came upon the recumbent bronze statue of folk hero Everard 't Serclaes. He briefly freed the city from the tyrannical counts of Flanders in 1356. The local hero has been polished to a shine by the many people who pass by hoping for good luck. I didn't bother after all his efforts to free the city he suffered a fate of execution - doesn't sound too lucky to me. My husband could not resist = I'll tell you later if he wins the lottery!

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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