1894 Brussels Footnotes

[1] A Gentleman of France by Stanley Weyman – 1893 – “A hugely enjoyable historic swashbuckler set in 16th century France.”

[2] The Victoria is an elegant carriage style of French origin, possibly based on a phaeton made for George IV.

[3] A brougham (pronounced “broom” or “brohm”) was a light, four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage built in the 19th century.

[4] A phaeton (also phaéton) was a form of sporty open carriage popular in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Drawn by one or two horses, a phaeton typically featured a minimal very lightly sprung body atop four extravagantly large wheels.

[5] a coachman’s box-seat

[6]  Addison’s Essays from The Spectator – By Joseph Addison -1894 – London – George Routledge and Sons

[7] Bois de la Cambre – The park comprises a small lake with an island in the centre, called Robinson’s Island.

[8] (Bosch) Tenbosch Park is the crazy brainchild of Jean-Louis Semet, a dendrologist at the end of the 19th century, and his chief gardener Hector Noyer, namely to create an arboretum of rare trees in Brussels.

[9]  Sonian Wood is a 4,421-hectare (10,920-acre) forest at the southeast edge of Brussels, Belgium.

[10] The Place Royale or Koningsplein is a historic neoclassical square in the Royal Quarter of Brussels, Belgium.

[11] Rue Montagne de la Cour

[12]  Hotel la Madeleine is set in a historical building in the heart of Brussels, just 100 yards from the Grand Place and Central station.

[13] Town Hall (Hotel de Ville) – The Town Hall of the City of Brussels is a Gothic building from the Middle Ages. It is located on the famous Grand Place.

[14] In 1568: the Counts of Egmont and Hoorn are beheaded in the Gran Platz.

[15] Maison du Roi – Historic city mansion situated right on Brussels Gran Platz

[16] Hôtel de Ville situated on the Grand Platz

[17] The Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula (Cathédrale Saint-Michel et Sainte-Gudule) is one of the most important landmarks in Brussels.

[18] The Congress Column is a monumental column situated on the Place du Congrès/Congresplein in Brussels, Belgium, which commemorates the creation of the Constitution by the National Congress of 1830–1831.

[19] Eugène Joseph Verboeckhoven (1799 – 1881) was a Belgian painter, a sculptor, an etcher, an engraver, and a lithographer of animals, animated landscapes, and portraits.

[20] Palais des Beaux-Arts (Musée)The main building which now houses the Museum of Ancient Art was built as the Palais des Beaux-Arts, designed by Belgian architect Alphonse Balat and funded by King Leopold II.

[21] Tassau = tassel

[22] Wiertz Museum in the original home & studio of artist Antoine Wiertz, known for painting on giant canvases.

[23] The Palace of Justice of Brussels or Law Courts of Brussels is the most important court building in Belgium.

[24] The Lion’s Mound is a large conical artificial hill located in the municipality of Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium. King William I of the Netherlands ordered its construction in 1820, and it was completed in 1826.

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