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Sunday, September 8, 2013

25 years Open Monument Day

Today HERITA organized its 25th editon of the Open Monument Day - always at the beginning of September.

On this day, the public can visit places that are normally not open to the public. You can make tours of old factories and breweries, of ship yards, of prisons, the old coal mines, ....

Because of our painting job, we were not able to go and see some of these monuments today, although the weather was nice enough. But we are in the middle of painting the entire hall up to the third floor and we need our weekends to finish the job (we are only the two of us).

A couple of years ago, we were able to visit the local prison. It's a very old building, dating back to the 1800s and the cells are very cramped. Prisoners have to share these small cels with at least two, sometimes three. I wouldn't want to be there!!! The tour was very interesting, though and it's a unique chance to see a place where you normally never come.

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