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Second picture from Leuven.

Town Hall History:
The Town Hall of Leuven is one of the most famous Gothic town halls in the world and is also the pride of Leuven. The first stone was laid in 1439
The construction lasted thirty years and has three master builders known.
The Leuven 'Hall of Fame' contains 236 images that were made to the facade. Until after 1850 The total of 220 men and 16 women. On the lower floor are Leuven scholars, artists and historical figures, dressed in burgundy attire. The first floor is for the patron saints of the various parishes Leuven. Moreover adorn the graves and the dukes of Brabant, and the towers are mostly biblical figures

During a small visit to these nice city but max 100 years old, see further in my notes.

The Battle of Leuven began on August 4, 1914, when the Germans invaded Belgium. The twentieth Leuven was occupied. The occupation was peaceful expired. Or so it seemed. On August 25, the message went around that British and Belgian soldiers were on the move. Rockets fired - at one time were -. According to German soldiers Immediately afterwards there would be shot from some houses on the German troops, even from hotels where Germans were staying. The soldiers insisted that houses inside, shot down all who were they armed and set the houses on fire. The unrest lasted for several days, until the people had to leave, and was fired on 29 August. Town of Leuven Large areas around the station and in the centre were reduced to ashes. Only the town hall was protected. The hands of Professor Louis Scharpé near the Great Beguines could continue senseless destruction safeguarded. The result of the arson: 1081 houses were completely destroyed and 209 civilians were killed, including twenty women, six clerics, eleven children (one to six months) and three octogenarians.

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