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    Those big tall figures

    Does anyone know what those big tall statue things are that we see regularly at roadside in northern European races? It seems like almost every village has their own version. I've no idea what they are, what they're called and a Google search didn't find them. I saw a few of them at PR on Sunday.
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    "Giants are large figures that represent the folk tradition of a particular city or community. They are made to dance in the streets on holidays and in processions with celebrations."

    See Giant figures - Wikimedia Commons

    With video: A motley coat: More Giants of Flanders background info!

    Hope that helps,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derf View Post
    Hope that helps,
    It sure did. Thank you very much Derf.
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    the Giants of Flanders

    Giants in Western Europe

    next year they'll have one in a QS Team Kit
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

    still not figgering on biggering

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