Sunday, 12 March 2006

Wackiness in Antwerp

J: On Saturday (11 March) we took a day trip to Antwerp. A standard little voyage you might think? Well, nothing is standard in Belgium, the land of surrealism.

In the historic centre of town, we stumbled upon what every good city should have: two monster statues of Greek (OK, one was probably Roman) gods hovering above a herd of grazing cows. Upon closer inspection we realised it was a "largest cow" competition, sponsored by Belgium's largest grocery chain, the meat-loving Delhaize.

The winning cow was a creature of astounding proportions. More bison than cow, standing at least 1.78m (5'9"ish for you old school folk). I could only fantasise about the top quality steaks this guy would soon produce...

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  1. I've said this before and I'll say it again: these Belgians are crazy. I like that

  2. Steak, they have steak here. I've become a nonvoluntary vegie because I can't find any meat. Let me know where I can find one of those delicious cows