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Daniela Brocca on November 15, 2007

Do you know what kind of monument it is,Ainars? It seems so... frightful.Are these crows,or vultures?

Ainars M -2 on November 16, 2007

Unfortunately I did not have yet much information about this monument complex (but I will keep search).

Only I found in Brugge official town pages some overview photos And found name of this picture "'t Zand?", meanwhile 't Zand are small village in North Netherlands.

I agree with You, particular figures are frightful, but not for all monument. See also my previous pict from there.

My intuition says, either this all symbolises evolution or connected to history.

I will try seek for more info, when available. Cheers, ainars.

Paul Nechkova-Raven on November 17, 2007

Hi Ainars M! in this site you may find the following info:

"Fontein en beeldengroep - 't Zand

't Zand is een reusachtig plein. De fontein en beeldengroep zijn van de hand van het beeldhouwersechtpaar Depuydt-Canestrano. De vier beeldengroepen stellen taferelen uit het verleden van Brugge voor : De groep dames stellen de vier Vlaamse steden Antwerpen, Gent, Kortrijk en Brugge voor. De tweede groep met vis en de zeeman staan voor de historische band die Brugge door de eeuwen heen met de zee had. Een derde groep symboliseert de Vlaamse poldervlakte. De fietsers tenslotte peddelen gezellig rond samen met de Vlaamse volkshelden Nele en Tijl Uilenspiegel."

roughly translated; the square is called 't Zand (= sandy spot).

The group of four ladies represent the four Flemish towns Antwerpen, Gent, Brugge and Kortrijk. The second group represents the connection between Brugge and the Sea (with fish and sailor). the third group symbolises the countryside of Brugge (polders). The group of cyclists shows it's fun to ride a bike (haha) with Tijl Uilenspiegel and Nele! these are sort of national heroes. and a few (nice) pictures too.

Ainars M -2 on November 17, 2007

Thanks a lot for this explaining information!

I been in Brugge only two times, but I see, I love that place a lot!

I encountered déjà vu(déjà visité) feelings in Brugge, when I visit town on my very first time!

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