A knight to remember

Rotterdam Daily Photo: A knight to remember
Rotterdam Daily Photo: A knight to remember

A few days back I had a photowalk and I noticed this statue made in 1990 by Dutch artist Willem Verbon. It is a (action)statue of Willem IV van Holland ( 1308 – 1345). Also known as Willem de Stoute (Le comte hardi). Must have been a brave knight, in his younger years, he fought in Spain and also traveled to the Holy Land. I took this photo of the statue against the backdrop of the Schielandshuis at the Korte Hoogstraat, more on that building in later post. I can already tell one thing, Napoleon once slept here!

Author: Richard

Born in Rotterdam, Kralingen. Living there now for more then 55 years. Working in public transport so I enjoy the city everyday...

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