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Bruges Simon Stevin square:

From 1827 onwards, the vacant space was called the Simon Stevinplein. The statue of Stevin was unveiled with great ceremony and festivities on July 26, 1846

Square halfway the Steenstraat with as approach roads include Oude Burg, Maria, Sint-Salvatorskoor and Loppemstraat. Name, since 1827 in use, derived from the born in Bruges Mathematician Simon Stevin (1548 - around 1620) who only got a bronze statue in 1846. Square itself originated in 1821 after the demolition of the so-called "Westvleeshuis", one of the two 14th-century meat halls of the Bruges meat producers. Present both catering and commercial function see fronts and terraces, also habitation.
Grosso modo rectangular, cobblestone square with central statue of Simon Stevin, bordered by linden trees since 1825; left water well with inscription "This water pump was located in front of the medieval meat house, restored in 1980" and pump. At Loppemstraat, two boundary markers.
Varied buildings that will rise to the 17th century. Mainly houses of two to four bays and two to three storeys
On the one hand anchored, bricks - whether or not painted - stepped gables from the 17th and 18th centuries. On the other handplastered and painted table facades with 19th-century views, often as a conversion of a top façade and thus with an older core; number 1 with façade of 1878 instead of spout, in 1945 still with neoclassical accents on ground level enriched by imitation blocks.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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1/09/2018 12:56:05
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Additional Photos by John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26250 W: 524 N: 44947] (191505)
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