The Brabo Fountain, Antwerp.

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It represents Silvius Brabo, a soldier of Julius Caesar in the Roman Empire, holding up the severed hand of the giant Druon Antigoon. View On Black

Ask a local, and you'll likely hear that the name 'Antwerp' derives from the Dutch 'handwerpen,' meaning "to throw a hand." According to lore, a young hero named Brabo fought Druon Antigoon, a malevolent giant who exacted heavy tolls on sailors hoping to take advantage of the harbor's calm waters. Brabo defeated him by cutting off his hand and hurling it into the Scheldt River, symbolically freeing the waterway for generations to come.

On tour with Hans Viveen after visiting Belgian bike weekend Antwerp.

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