This one is in downtown Brussels, I think that is the national library in the background. On the horse is Albert I, King of Belgium from 1909-1934.
Going through some of the photos from this year’s European vacation I noticed that there were pictures of horses almost everywhere we went. Not real horses though. Except for the ones in Caen Castle, these horses were intended as accents to the statues of the riders.
So thinking that a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some of the horses of Europe.
France’s golden girl, Joan of Arc, we discovered as we were walking from the train station to Caen Castle.
This statue of King Carol I is found in Revolution square in Bucharest. It is a replacement of one that was melted down by the Communists after the Second World War.
This statue of Michael the Brave, is found at Bucharest University.
This one is from the Bayeux Tapestry Museum in Bayeux, France. William the Conqueror’s knights would have been dressed like this.