June 14, 2013

Madame Chapeau

Madame Chapeau, a fictif and famous character of folklore, used to be performed on a regular basis in Brussels theater.  While the role was traditionally given to male artists, 
"she" has been honored by the city of Brussels as a bronze sculpture by artist Tom Frantzen decorates one of the rue du Midi street corners.
The litteral translation in English of the bilingual commemorative plaques reads:
"Madame Chapeau"
Famous character in one of the mascot plays
of the Royal Gallery Theatre
"Bossemans and Coppenolle",
which showed the sporting competition
between the football teams
the Saint Gilles Union and
the Daring Club of Brussels.
Sculpture by artist Tom Frantzen 

16 comments:

  1. Hallo Anni,
    Zij verdient haar standbeeld veel meer dan de meeste "beroemdheden" van vroeger of nu :-))

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    1. dat zullen die beroemdheden niet graag lezen...

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  2. I like her. She seems cool and very poised!

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  3. Bonjour Anni
    J'aime bien les poireaux qui dépassent du panier.
    Bon week-end !

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    1. les poireaux sont presque aussi omniprésent en Belgique que les frites... le potage journalier.

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  4. voor deze dame neem ik mijn hoed af Anni

    prettig weekend

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  5. Leuk, Anni, langs de straat...
    Lie(f)s.

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  6. seems like people there like her a lot :)

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    1. doesn't it seem that way? but then, who wouldn't like a little old lady with hat and glasses, carrying leeks in her basket?

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  7. Anni, waar heb je deze gevonden? Werkelijk schitterend!

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    1. wel, op de hoek van de Zuidstraat in Brussel, niet ver van de Grote Markt en de Beurs, echt in het centrum !

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