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This is seen particularly in the crest of its centrepiece, with sculpture and gilding adding flair to the Classical columns and pediment. The Grand Place in Brussels (see p56–7) is lined with guildhouses that were rebuilt after 1695 in the Baroque manner. This style was an exuberant elaboration of Renaissance forms. St-Carolus Borromeuskerk in Antwerp was the first Baroque church in Belgium. 1500 1500 1700 1600 RENAISSANCE BAROQUE 1600 1800 NEO-CLASSICAL 1700 1800 Maison St Cyr (see p75), a private mansion in Brussels, is an extravagant example of Art Nouveau architecture.

CENTRAL AND EASTERN FLANDERS (see pp140–69) EASTERN WALLONIA (see pp212–33) CENTRAL WALLONIA (see pp192–211) GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG (see pp234–53) Luxembourg City (see pp240–45) Waterloo (see pp196–7) has been preserved as a battlefield site since the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. The man-made hill of the Butte du Lion is its central landmark. has a refined elegance befitting the capital of the Grand Duchy. This is exemplified by the large central square named Place Guillaume II, with its equestrian statue of the grand duke of the 1840s, William II.

Today, children with lanterns carry on the tradition by begging for treats. Carnival (Sun before Shrove Tue), nationwide. Parades take place in many towns. Diekirch’s has donkeys, the town’s mascot, while at Remich, stréimännchen (straw guys) are set alight and cast into the Moselle. Buergsonndeg (Sun after Shrove Tue), nationwide. In an ancient tradition of buergbrennen (bonfire burning), fires are lit on hilltops to drive out winter. Éimaischen (Easter Mon), Nospelt and Luxembourg City. Pottery is a key feature at this folk fair.

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