When there is still so much fascination for our door scrapers ...
In Tournai, you can see strange objects on many facades: door scrapers.
It is a simple iron blade fixed near the front door of the house to remove mud from shoes.
Its origin dates from the 19th century. At that time, Tournaisiens walked with wooden clogs. These objects made it possible to clean these clogs before entering their house so as not to damage their wooden parquet or carpet. They disappeared in the 20th century.
However, it is still possible to see more than 800 scattered in the alleys of our City of 5 Bell Towers!