Friday, September 12, 2008

La Reine Astrid et le Prince de Liège

Tonight, in celebration of the 20 years of the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days), a nuit blanche (white night) was organized in Liège. Museums and public buildings are open until 11pm and numerous concerts and performances are organized throughout the city. It was a good opportunity for us to see the interior of the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall). In fact, we only were allowed in the main hall. It is quite an impressive building but the most unexpected thing we saw was this:


These are the clothes worn by Queen Astrid and her son, the Prince of Liège, when they visited the Hôtel de Ville in 1935. You can get an idea of what they must have looked like if you picture their clothes on their statues...


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