Sword, a traditional symbol

Hasselt is the capital of Limburg, Belgium. Normally it is a quite town, but the city is always active during weekends with different activities. Hasselt is famous for speculoos (spiced biscuit), Jenever drink (traditional liqour) etc., At the city centre stands an old building named as ‘The Sweert’, a pharmacy. Since 1713, this building is continuously used as a pharmacy. At the corner of the building one can see a sword which rises from the gloved fist. Traditionally, this sword represented the pharmacist residence.

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The building also has an unique traditional architecture, a timbered house, with wooden skeleton.





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  1. Great photo! Keep clicking!

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  2. Curious shop and corner.
    Is it a pharmacy, right?

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  3. I hope that sword is secured well. Otherwise the Apotheek will get some business or mayne that is the plan!


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