Leuven Town Hall Close-up
The Town Hall of Leuven, Belgium built in a Late Gothic style between 1448 and 1469. It is famous for its ornate architecture, crafted in lace-like detail. Statues in niches are distributed all over the building. The corbels supporting the statues are carved with Biblical scenes in high relief. While the niches and corbels are original with the building, the 236 statues themselves are relatively recent, dating from after 1850. Those of the first floor represent people of importance in the local history of the city; those of the second are patron saints and symbolic figures; those of the third are the Counts of Leuven and Dukes from various ages.