The Petit Sablon Square is surrounded by Gothic columns with bronze statues on top, a photo by infomatique on Flickr.
The Petit Sablon Square is surrounded by Gothic columns with bronze statues on top. They represent the ancient professions and according to various tourist guides 48 professions are illustrated in this way, however when I visited two columns were without statues.
Four statues are crowned: the masons, the stone-cutters, the sculptors and the slate-quarry workers. Within the park there is also a monument and 10 bigger statues. The monument, of Flemish neo-renaissance style, was realized by Fraikin in 1864. It represents the counts of Egmont and Hornes who were executed on the 5th. of June 1568 because of their resistance to the Spanish tyranny. The monument was originally located at the Grand-Place, in front of the Maison du Roi, the place of the execution. It was transferred to the Petit Sablon in 1879. Situated between the Rue de la Régence and Egmont's palace, the public garden faces the magnificent church of Our-Lady of the Sablon. The Law court, the Place Royale, the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Ancient Art are nearby.