Photographer's Note

This photograph completes my night series in Liege.
Here we are in the place of the Market where the town hall and the perron are, two strong symbols of the history of Liège. The perron in itself is a stone column drawn up on a pedestal of three rectangular steps. The angles rest on lions lying. The column is surmounted by the “Three Graces”. A cross posed on a pine cone dominates the unit. This symbol inhabitant of Liège is reproduced of course on the armorial bearings of the city.
Did you know?
In 1468, the duke of Burgundy Charles the Bold sacked the city. It makes dismount the perron of its base to take it along to Bruges, where it is exposed like witness of the destruction of the Country of Liege.
In 1477, Charles the Bold one is beaten with his army in front of Nancy. The following year, his/her daughter, Marie of Burgundy, restores the perron to the Inhabitants of Liège.

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