Nello & Patrasche (A Dog of Flanders) - Antwerp, Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
N 51° 13.225 E 004° 24.015
31U E 597786 N 5675268
Quick Description: Sculptures of Nello and Patrasche in front of the cathedral in Antwerp.
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date Posted: 10/16/2019 3:53:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM11FRK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
Sculptures of Nello and Patrasche in front of the cathedral in Antwerp.

"The poor orphan boy Nello and his dog Patrasche are the protagonists of the English novel A Dog of Flanders from 1872. In history, they move to the city together every day. There they often visit the cathedral, where Nello admires the Rubens paintings. After a few strokes of fate, the boy and his dog die of hunger and privation together in the cathedral. This touching and atypical story contains a message of pride and unconditional friendship".

Translated deepl translator from information plaque

"A Dog of Flanders is an 1872 novel by English author Marie Louise de la Ramée published with her pseudonym "Ouida". It is about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog, Patrasche and is set in Antwerp.

In Japan, Korea and the Philippines, the novel has been an extremely popular children's classic for decades and has been adapted into several Japanese films and anime. Since the 1980s, the Belgian board of tourism caught on to the phenomenon and built two monuments honoring the story to please East-Asian tourists. There is a small statue of Nello and Patrasche at the Kapelstraat in the Antwerp suburb of Hoboken, and a commemorative plaque in front of the Antwerp Cathedral donated by Toyota, that was later replaced by a marble statue of the two characters covered by a cobblestone blanket, created by the artist Batist Vermeulen."

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Character Type: Literature

Character originator: English author Marie Louise de la Ramée

Internet Link: [Web Link]

Address or Location:
Handschoenmarkt, 2000 Antwerpen


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