Monday 4 June 2018

The Arch, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels

The triumphal arch is the centrepiece of a U-shaped complex of nineteenth century buildings in the heart of the 30 hectare Parc du Cinquantenaire. They were built, under the patronage of King Leopold II, for the 1880 National Exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of Belgian independence. The complex now houses a clutch of museums.