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Markt is certainly one of the most picturesque spots in Bruges. This is my third photo from this square and it even shows the same side of it again. Even though Markt is beautiful in all directions, the northern side has not only particularly colourful facades but the sun also favourably lights it all day long. I believe, it is quite a different photo from the previous ones. I wouldn’t know who the people in the monument are if not the fact that John has mentioned their names in his recent photo from this square. This allowed me to find an external citation.

In the middle of the square stands the statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck, the two popular local heroes who in 1302 played a major role in the Flemish resistance against the French king, with the Battle of the Spurs result. The four corner statues set Bruges, Ypres , Ghent and Kortrijk for. The statue was erected in 1887, the period of historical romanticism.

A while ago I showed a photo which referred to another hero and I remember John’s comment on that photo. This whole discussion about heroes reminded me the popular song by Bonnie Tyler, hence the title. Here are the lyrics of that song:

Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the streetwise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and I turn
And I dream of what I need

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night
He's gotta be strong, and he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero till the morning light
He's gotta be sure, and it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
Larger than life

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