A special inhabitor for the 'Boekentoren'

20 Dec 2018

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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