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I have always been a bit fascinated by this
monument. It looks quit odd. In my
imagination it was neptune , and a wild
underwater world.

'Scheldevrij monument ' 1860

Now I know the monument is raised to
celebrate that the river schelde was back in
use for the Belgians after a blockade by the

In 2001 there where lightings placed to color
the monument for the fashion year. They still
work and it ads a magical edge. Now , a couple
of years later the square is being renewed.

Address: Marnixplaats , 2000 Antwerpen
Not far from the museum of fine
arts...volkstraat (see shopping tips)

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  • Updated Dec 21, 2004
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