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Great PaulVDV 2022-02-07 22:14

Hello Malgo,
Yes, the building in your WS is the Tijl Uilenspiegelmuseum. I see on their website that they translated the name in different languages: Tyll Owlglass Museum, Till Eulenspiegelmuseum, Muse d'Ulenspiegel.
Very strange translations ... Especially the English one. When you search on internet for Owlglass, you will see that https://www.lexico.coma even comes to the wrong conclusion that the person is someone from a German legend...
Only the German name Eulenspiegel appears to be a correct translation of the Flemish word. In French, only the sound was imitated...
As for the flags, Gert has given the correct answer. However, many people in Belgium are not familiar with the flags of the provinces. For most of us the flags of the country and of the three regions are important. I even wonder how many people know the flag of their municipality.
I think I also once showed a photo of the town hall of Damme. It's a beautiful building. However, it's hard to take a picture of it without cars or motorcycles in the foreground.
The weather wasn't in your favour but you still got a good picture of it.
Best regards, Paul

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Hi Paul

Thank you for the critique. In Polish, he is called Dyl Sowizdrzał. Dyl - similar to Till. Sowi - related to the owl. But what is zdrzał - probably it is an Old Polish for the mirror. But as I read in Wikipedia: it can be kind of a rebus, a Low German phrase that translates as "wipe-arse". Many of Till's pranks are scatological in nature. Anyway, I had no time to visit the museum .
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Hi Malgo,

I've never visited that museum either.

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