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A special inhabitor for the 'Boekentoren'

The renovation of the exterior of the 'Boekentoren' in Ghent has been completed. The gigantic crane was used one last time to get a bronze statue of a dog to the highest point of the tower.

Sculptor Greta van Puyenbroeck made the true-size picture of a fox terrier, but the idea comes from 'De Standaard' photographer Michiel Hendryckx: 'The image puts perspective to the exalted character of the protected monument and its twenty storeys with three million books. What is at the height of science, wisdom and knowledge? A dog.'

If you look closely, you can see the animal from 'Sint Pietersplein'.

© Jimmy Kets


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