Louwke Poep, Kapellen, Belgium
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N 51° 18.904 E 004° 25.779
31U E 599634 N 5685833
Quick Description: A monument for the casualties of both WW in the centre of the town of Kapellen.
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date Posted: 11/9/2011 11:03:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMD2CN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
Views: 18

Long Description:
[NLD]
In Kapellen staat het monument voor de gesneuvelden van WOI en WOII zeer centraal, vlak tegenover het Oud-Gemeentehuis. Het is een kunstwerk van de Mechelse beeldhouwer Theo Blickx die in Mechelen ook directeur van de kunstacademie was.

Het monument is een moederfiguur met (oorspronkelijk) gevouwen handen en het hoofd gebogen in een kapmantel. Het kreeg de titel ‘treurende moeder’, maar in de volksmond wordt het wel eens spottend ‘Louwke Poep’ genoemd. De treurwilg achter het monument maakt het dramatisch plaatje compleet.

[ENG]
The monument for the casualties of both WWI and WWII is placed just in front of the old town hall. The creator of this monument was the sculptor Theo Blickx, which was director of the academic of arts in Malines.

The monument represents a mother with fold hands and her head looking down, covered in a cape. It was given the name 'mourning mother' but has been called locally 'Louwke Poep'. The weeping willow behind the monument completes the dramatic image.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
WWI WWII


In Honor Of: The casualties of both WW.

Marker Text:
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Date of dedication: 11-11-11

Who Put it Here?: The local council

Description of Memorial:
The monument stands in the middle of the centre of the town of Kapellen, just in front of the old town hall. During a thunderstorm, the weeping willow was struk and had to be brought down befroe it did any damage to the surround buildings. The council eventually decided to replace the very old tree by a new weeping willow, to the joy of the residents.


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