Wiki loves monuments

Wiki loves monuments is an event where everyone can participate by taking pictures of listed monuments and upload them for use on Wikipedia.

During September you have the possibility to upload as many pictures as you want of monuments you visited. A jury will then select the nicest pictures which best represent the object.

Take a look at the top ten pictures of monuments in Belgium.

1. The coalmine in Hasard de Cheratte

The coalmine of Hasard de Cheratte is the main colliery of Société anonyme des Charbonnages de Hasard composed of four mine shafts. Remediation of the site and the demolition of several buildings were planned between 2014 and 2015.

2. The courthouse in Brussels

It is the centre of the jurisdiction of the Court of appeal of Brussels and the Brussels judicial district and the seat of the Court of Cassation. The building has an eclectic style. It was build in 1860 by architect Joseph Poelaert, under the reign of the kings Leopold I and Leopold II.

3. The Belfry in Bruges

The Belfry in Bruges is a medieval bell tower in the historical centre of Bruges. The building is a central feature in the movie In Bruges and is also mentioned in the novel Cloud Atlas. It was added in the market square around 1240.

4. The Saint-Nicholas’ Church in Gent

This church was devoted to the Saint Nicholas of Myra. It’s one f the oldest and most prominent landmarks in Ghent. The Saint-Nicholas church, the Belfry of Ghent and the Saint Bavo Cathedral still define the famous medieval skyline of the citycenter.

5. Ooidonk Castle

Ooidonk Caste is a castle in the city of Deinze. In 1230 a fortress was build on the site of the present castle intended to defend the city of Ghent and fortify the Leie. After it was destroyed it was rebuild in 1381 and enlarged by Jean de Fosseux.

6. Chapelle Notre-Dame de Chêvremont

This little chapel is build in 1866 by English Jesuits who opened a college for filosofy and theology in Liège. It’s most visited by athletes as it is dedicated to ‘Our Lady’, the patroness of  athletes.

7. Horst Castle in Sint-Pieters-Rode

The Horst Castle is a castle in Sint-Pieters-Rode situated near Holsbeek in Flanders. The castle is the home of cartoon character ‘The red knight’ by Willy Vandersteen.

8. The Citadel in Dinant

The citadel of Dinant is a fortress located in Dinant in the province of Namur. It was originally fortified in 1051.

9. The Grand Place in Brussels

The Grand Place is the central square of Brussels. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels.

10. Alden Biesen Castle

The Alden Biesen Castle is a 16th-century castle located in the small village of Rijkhoven in the municipality of Bilzen in the province of Limburg. It’s used today as a cultutural centre and conference centre. Festivals such as the Scottish weekend or the International Story Festival are held there.