Wood Nymph (Bosnimf), by Luk van Soom, 2006
Not far from the d’Artagnan statue we found another interesting statue. Go up some stairs onto the old city walls, and it’s in a leafy park behind the building of the Faculty of Business and Economics. It’s a bronze wood nymph in wavy water lying in eternal sleep under the giant trees of the park-like garden. As the plaque says, “This bronze by Luk van Soom invites you to dream away for a while. It will really allow you to relax, for it’s also possible to use the nymph as a bench.”
No-one sat on the nymph that afternoon, as the statue was a little damp from earlier rain, but many students were in the park, chatting, studying, sitting on a blanket.