"The Brabo Statue at the Grote Market is dedicated to Barbo who once saved the city from a giant named Antigoon, who used to chop off hands if travellers refused to pay toll for crossing the Scheldt River. It was Barbo who fought with giant and chopped off his hand and threw it in the river. The words ‘hand throwing’ when translated in dutch mean ‘Hantwerpen’, hence the city’s name ‘Antwerpen’. The statue holds a lot of symbolic value for Antwerp’s residents."
|Steve and Alex taking a snuggle break|
|Sue, Steve, and Becky (Our Lady's cathedral in background)|