Statues / Monuments, Oostende

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    Fort Napoleon - Vuurtorenweg - Ostend

    by Luchonda Written Mar 7, 2005

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    Napoleon built this fort as defence against a possible invasion from the English.
    A British invasion never came and the fort was completed only upon the fall of Napoleon
    During worldwar I and II this fort was used by the German military
    As from 1995 this fort is managed and restored by money the "Flanders Heritage"
    It became a hospitable spot for cultural events

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    Other places and names remind...

    by funkymama Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Other places and names remind us of the connection between Oostende and the Royal Family. In front of the St. Peter and St. Paul's church is a statue for King Albert I and his wife Queen Elisabeth. Both monarchs symbolize the resistance and the endurance of the Belgian people during the First World War.

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