Monday, November 30, 2009

Big Oak Tree ...

... Big Oak avenue ...

... Big Oak, the oldest tree of Meerdaalforest.
Legend has it that this was the meeting-point
of "Charlepoeng"(*) some 200 years ago ...
source: achterdoechelen.be

(*) The Flemish Peasants War of 1798
... the legendary leader in the South,
Charles-François Jacqmin of Loupoigne
He used the name "Charles of Loupoigne"
in popular speech "Charlepoeng".
He was betrayed in july 1799 and killed
by the french soldiers (sans-culottes)

in Loonbeek,near Huldenberg.
source: nl.wikipedia.org

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