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    Close up of the front of the church

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Waepon shield
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    Church of the Minor Seminar

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Holly Heart

    by filipdebont Written Apr 6, 2005

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    St Joris - St Georges

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 3, 2005

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    For many years this big bas-relief of Saint - Georges (St Joris) fighting the dragon could be seen from the street side.

    But a few years ago, due to renovations at the brewery, the old building was demolished; luckily the big St - Georges picture was saved.

    And it was replaced at the outer wall of the new laboratory building. Which was not an easy job as the weight of this bas relies is about 20 tons.

    St Joris (St Georges) is the Patron Saint of the Brewery.

    St George and the dragon
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    Rodenbach

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 3, 2005

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    In 1820 Alexander Rodenbach took over a small brewery, which was bought by Pedro Rodenbach in 1836.

    The malt kiln, which dates from 1872, is made after an English model; nowadays this malt kiln is used as exposition hall.

    In the cellars there are 294 oak-wooden barrels (foeders in Flemish – there is not really a correct translation for this word, it comes from the French word foudre). (Thank you, Nancy V. from the Rodenbach Brewery Visitors Centre for this information)

    At the picture you can see the former entry gate to the Rodenbach Brewery, and in the rear you can see a small part of the St George (St Joris) picture.

    the former entry to the brewery
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    City Hall

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 3, 2005

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    This beautiful City Hall was built in 1769 - 1771, and it is a perfect example the 18 th century building style - well in fact it was built in the Louis XV-style.

    The new wing is built later on (1925) and is inspired on the medieval City Hall with a belfry tower.

    This picture was made on Sunday 3rd of April, and it is pretty unusual to see an empty Grote Markt, but that day there was a Porsche happening (The cars started at the Grote Markt and came back late in the afternoon).

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    Former City Hall and Belfry

    by filipdebont Updated Apr 3, 2005

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    A few years ago this central market square was completely renovated. And while rebuilding the market they cleared the remains of the former City Hall and the Belfry, which where located in the middle of the Grote markt (till 1704).

    Of course this is (was of great historical importance, but they had to cover these archeological remains again. But then they decide to draw the ground plan of this former
    building into the cobbles stones that cover the parking place.

    So when you are lucky that there aren't many cars parked on the Grote Markt, you can see
    this design. (But I can tell you that you need lots of luck to see it . . .)

    Sunday 2nd of May, I passed at the Grote Markt, and . . . it was completely empty, so it was the ideal occasion to make a picture (it was empty because of a Porsche happening, which started and ended at the Grote Markt). The insert shows the remembrance plate which says : Here stood the City Hall - 13th - 18th century - excavation 1979.

    The location of the former belfry
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    Malt kiln

    by filipdebont Updated Mar 29, 2005

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    The Malt kiln which dates from 1872, is an impressive example of industrial archaeology.

    This malt kiln is decorated with mouse teeth decorations and Lombard’s arches.

    The height is 24 metres and it is built after an English model, which can be seen from the round shape of the floor plan and the cone shape of the roof.

    This malt kiln is restored in 1986.

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    Peegie by Volksveredeling

    by filipdebont Updated Mar 29, 2005

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    The 14th of September 2003, there was a special happening: Open Monuments day in Flanders.
    And for that special occasion several monuments were open for the public.

    Every year this Open Monuments day has a theme; in 2003 it was Stone, it was part of a triptych, metal in 2001 - stone in 2005 and wood in 2005.

    One of the monuments, which was open that day, was the Rodenbach Brewery. Along the visitors circuit there were several performances.

    And one of these performances was brought by Volksveredeling, a local theatre group, and brought a scene out of the life of Peegie.
    Of course they played in the juicy local dialect of Roeselare.

    Some time ago, they also played the complete story of Peegie in the Cultural Centre De Spil, that was also a fine evening.

    the story of Peegie
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    The gate building at the Rodenbach Brewery

    by filipdebont Updated Mar 29, 2005

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    The brewery made a big expansion from 1864 by Edward Rodenbach-Mergaert.
    From that year they started producing their own malt; Malt which is (was) the base product in the making of the beer.

    From the former malt house there only remains the entry gate building (this entry gate building is also classified as a protected monument).

    The restored entry gate building
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    Rodenbach Brewery

    by filipdebont Updated Mar 29, 2005

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    Roeselare = Rodenbach

    Rodenbach = Roeselare

    Oh yes, for many people the Rodenbach beer is really connected to Roeselare. Often I hear from people visiting Roeselare, when they want to drink something: yes, we are in Roeselare so we have to drink a Rodenbach.

    And why not, it is a delicious beer. But you cannot only drink it in Roeselare; no no, you can drink it all over Belgium.

    I still can remember as we were younger, and still going to school, my friends and I we all were real Rodenbach drinkers - like this we had the feeling to support the need for labour in our local brewery (of course that was a local joke or a good excuse to drink one more Rodenbach, Santé).

    Rodenbach Brewery
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    Playing Children

    by filipdebont Written Mar 28, 2005

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    Villa St-Georges

    by filipdebont Written Mar 28, 2005

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    Villa St Georges
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    Polish monument

    by filipdebont Written Mar 28, 2005

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    monument for the Polish liberators
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    Our Lady Church

    by filipdebont Written Mar 28, 2005

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