Last week I travelled again to my home base, lovely Leuven (in French: Louvain). Leuven is located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) east of Brussels. It is home to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the largest and oldest university of the Low Countries and the oldest Catholic university still in existence.
In Leuven I have met the people that will spread the Traffic Snake Game in France, Germany, the Walloon region (Belgium), Lithuania, Malta and Austria. After a long and fruitful meeting we went for a walk in the city centre to admire the statue of Fons Sapientiae, known lovingly as ‘Fonske’. The statue is located near the Town Hall in the direction of the train station. The university gifted the bronze statue, which is also a working fountain, in 1975 to commemorate the 550th anniversary of the university’s founding. Fons Sapientiae aka “the source of wisdom” is the work of sculptor Jef Claerhout. Fonsie is shown with a book in one hand and a glass in the other, the contents of which – some say it’s wisdom, some say it’s beer – he pours into his head.
At the end of my stay in Leuven, we held a TSG-quiz. I had the honour to hand over the price to the winner Laure Duhorane from National Focal Point France.
Right after Leuven, I travelled to Lithuania. Soon I will blog about my stay there.