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  Belfry - Charleroi
by solopes


Why is this modern and beautiful belfry considered World Heritage by UNESCO?

Built in 1936 it is 70 meters high, in white and blue stone, it is really elegant, in its combination of art deco and classicism, but... Why?

Integrated in City Hall, it seems to have independent life, playing regularly each fifteen minutes, but... why?

Well, Wikipedia came to help me:

"The Belfries of Belgium and France is a group of 56 historical buildings designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, in recognition of an architectural manifestation of emerging civic independence in historic Flanders and neighboring regions from feudal and religious influences, leading to a degree of local democracy of great significance in the history of humankind."

OK! It's the history, not the architecture... I accept!

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  • Updated May 15, 2016
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