Vietnamese Refugees Homage - Brussels, Belgium
Posted by: Metro2
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Quick Description: This small sculpture thanks Belgium for it's acceptance of Vietnamese refugees.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date Posted: 7/8/2012 8:12:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMEV8Q
Located in a small courtyard across the street from the Vincent Van Gogh Youth Hostel, this sculpture has three steel slabs positioned upright with head like bulbs at their tops. Each slab is a different height with the smaller one appearing hunched over and carrying a cane.
A plaque below the sculpture reads in it's French version:
"En hommage et en remerciement a la Belgique pour son accueil des refugies du Vietnam. 1975-2010"
which in English is "In tribute and thanks to Belgium for its reception of refugees from Vietnam. 1975-2010"
The plaque indicates it was dedicated October 2, 2010 and presented by the Commune of Sint-Joost-ten-Node.
There is no information at the site about the artist, title or date.
Who placed it?: Commune of Sint-Joost-ten-Node
When was it placed?: October 2, 2010
Who is honored?: Vietnamese Refugees
Website about the Monument: Not listed
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