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of its appearance. It is how to Her Hunt elgian government.
regretted that the triumphal entfees her til de Its history is replete with a succession of event- remored, owing to the necessity of W ful scenes and tragical episodes. At one period for the establishment or convenient comuna depopulated by the plague, produced by 13 months tions between the different parts of the city AM of consecutive rain; at another epoch its citizens equestrian status of 6*Brwed the wire decimated by the atrocious cruelties of the Duke brated chief of the first Crusade Hoorns the ef Alva, the Spanish Regent; by civil wars and square. It is a fine work of art in bruine HEMA revolutions; religious persecutions of the Pro- Simonis. In a corner near it is the statue of lume testants by the Catholics, of the Hebrews by the Belliard. Christians.
The Park is an enclosure in the higher few Objects of attraction in Brussels. The forming a square divided into avonuen, Ilmed with Town Hall and Grand Place. The Cathedral and trees, and intersected by bonutiful walks of other churches. The Museum. The King's Palace. mented with statues. It has three principe wit, The Palace of the Duc d'Aremberg. The Houses planted with lofty treos. On Sunday,
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26, Rue des Paroissiens, near the Cathedral of St. of Parliament. The Botanical Gardens, Porte de Gudule; and advise ladies to postpone purchasing Scherbeck, and the Zoological Gardens, at Ixelles. until they have seen the above stock. This house
The city of Brussels, which is called in French, is the recipient of the Prize Medal by the Com- Bruxelles, and in Flemish Brussel, is in the form of missioners of the Great Exhibition, a gold medal
a pear, and is built partly on an acclivity, once by the Belgian Government, and the first medal
covered by the forest of Soignie, and partly on a at the Universal Exhibition at Paris
plain, which being intersected by various branches The fair city of Brussels has formed the subject of the river Senne, was a perfect marsh, till a long of the warmest eulogiums from three of our course of draining and steady cultivation changed greatest modern poets--Byron, Scott, and Southey, it into rich meadow land. Its name is supposed to and no person who visits it in the present day be derived from Brug-Senne (bridge over the will say that their praises are exaggerated or un- Senne), corrupted into Brussels and Bruxelles. It deserved. No traveller, visiting the lower town, who
is divided into nine quarters, has nine gates, and observes its noble streets and mansions, its mag
above 300 streets. The climate of Brussels is nificent arcade known as the Passage de St. Hubert, temperate, and, although extremely variable, and inhabited by the mercantile part of the community,
somewhat moist, it is healthy, particularly in the and then proceeds to the upper or "west end" of higher part of the town. It has been computed, the city, commencing with the Place Royal, em
that during the year, upon an average, there are 17 bellished by the church of St. Jacques sur
days of snowy weather, 11 of hail, and 149 of rain. Caudenberg, with its fresco painting, which is
The manufactures of Brussels consists principally seen to much advantage when the sun streams out
of its far-famed lace; printed cottons; carriages, its setting glories upon it, and illuminates the vivid
remarkable for their elegance, comfort, light apcolours with magical effect, and the statue of the
pearance, and solidity; beer of generally esteemed crusader, Godfrey of Bouillon, thence to the Place quality; printing and hanging papers; lithographio des Palais, and there admires the pleasing coup- and printing establishments, especially of books; d'oil formed by the King's Palace, the Palace of type foundries; sugar refineries; horse hair and the Prince of Orange, the beautiful and unbrageous woollen stufts; brass and iron foundries; painted Park, the magnificent Rue Royale, the noble porcelains; furniture; soaps; gold and silver lace, buildings in the Rue de la Loi and the splendid and chemical productions. view from the Place du Congrès, but will exclaim The Place Royale is one of the beautiful archithat the beauty of the tout ensemble, the neatness tectural creations of the last century, by the and cleanliness of this part of Brussels, render it architect Guimard. It presents a monumental one of the most charming cities in Europe, and aspect, and is remarkable for the grand regularity impart a becoming dignity to the seat of the of its appearance. It is, however, to be deeply elgian government.
regretted that the triumphal entries had to be Its history is replete with a succession of event- removed, owing to the necessity of making way ful scenes and tragical episodes. At one period for the establishment of convenient communicadepopulated by the plague, produced by 13 mouths tions between the different parts of the city. An of consecutive rain; at another epoch its citizens equestrian statue of Godfrey de Bouillon, the celedecimated by the atrocious cruelties of the Duke brated chief of the first Crusade, adorns the of Alva, the Spanish Regent; by civil wars and square. It is a fine work of art in bronze, by M. E. revolutions; religious persecutions of the Pro- Simonis. In a corner near it is the statue of Count
testants by the Catholics, of the Hebrews by the Belliard. | Christians.
The Park is an enclosure in the higher town, Objects of attraction in Brussels. The forming a square divided into avenues, lined with Town Hall and Grand Place. The Cathedral and trees, and intersected by beautiful walks ornaother churches. The Museum. The King's Palace. mented with statues. It has three principal walks, The Palace of the Duc d'Aremberg. The Houses planted with lofty trees. On Sundays, during
summer, when the weather is fine, a military band Charles of Lorraine. The Protestant Church is in plays from a pavilion near the green basin, or the Ancienne Cour, adjoining it. round garden. This Park was the principal scene The first object of attraction in it is the Picture of action in the revolution of 1830; the marks of Gallery, which contains in its collection several the bullets are yet to be seen in the trees. A fine
remarkable productions of the great masters of the basin in the centre, plentifully stocked with gold Flemish school. We first direct attention to the and silver fish, adds to the attractions of this works of the foreign schools, of which we give a delightful spot. On each side the principal walk, brief notice. We make, however, one exception two valleys offer an agreeable retreat from the
to this rule, in directing attention to an admirably heat of the sun.
executed little portrait of the Chancellor, Sir The following are the principal buildings sur
Thomas More, by Holbein. Passing from this gen rounding the Park:
of the German school to the Italian collection, we The King's Palace.-A large and vast edifice,
notice two paintings attributed to Titian. We presenting in its exterior neither attraction nor next notice the Noce de Cana, by Paul Veronese, beauty. Its interior is magnificently furnished.
and another splendid work by the same master, Under the French, this Palace was the Hôtel de
St. Catherine adoring Jesus. The Holy Family la Préfecture. Napoleon and the Empress Jose- will be found in this collection. phine lodged in it in 1807, and Maria Louise in
The Venice Collection contains Christ calling St. 1811. It has, however, several suites of very noble
Peter, & Young Man placed under the protection of
the Virgin by his patrons, Saint Nicholas, Louis The Gallery of Paintings collected by King Leo
Francis, and Joseph; this is an excellent painting, pold is well worth visiting; moreover, there are several paintings of peculiar interest to English combining with a happy arrangement a brilliant
execution. The Flight into Egypt and Adam and visitors, viz.: a portrait of the lamented Princess
Eve, by Guido, are worth notice. The Italian Charlotte, a beautiful one of the late Queen of the
school has also a Job visited by his Friends, and a Belgians, several others of great merit and inte
St. Sebastian, the latter by Procaccini. rest; for instance, those of the King of the French and his Queen, Marie Amelie; and last, though
The French School contains the Saviour giving not least, two full-length portraits of Queen Vic
His Benediction, by Lesueum, a small St. Charles toria and Prince Albert, by Winterhalter.
Borromeo, by Vouet, and a Calvary, by Courtois, The Palace of the Prince of Orange, is close to the
&c. The other principal paintings to be seen in King's Palace. The late King of Holland erected
the gallery are seven, attributed to Rubens. It at the cost of the city, and presented it to that Among them are the four following, which bear Prince, but it is now appropriated to the use of the traces of that great Master's style, the Martyrdom Duke de Brabant.
of St. Livien, the Adoration of the Magi, Christ The Chambers of Representatives, or Palais de falling under the Cro and a Christ in the Tomb. la Nation, are situated in the Ru de la Loi. They St. Peter fishing, by De Crayer, Interior of Antwere built by the Empress Maria Theresa. There werp Cathedral, by Neefs. Very 'many valuable is nothing very remarkable connected with them, paintings, purchased at the King of Holland's sale, nor is there any object of attraction within them to have been added to the collection, which in all particularize, except three pictures, one by Wap- amounts to 300 paintings. The Collections of pers, the Belgium Trois jour, the Battle of Woe- Painting and Natural History are open to the pubringen, by De Keyzer, and the Battle of Waterloo. lic on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, but It is entered from behind the Rue de l'Orangerie. strangers can gain admittance on other occasions Strangers are admitted during the debates,
by exhibiting their passport. The works of WapThe Museum, or Le Palais des Beaux Arts et de pers, Gallait, De Keyzer, and Verboekhoven are r Industrie is destined, as its name indicates, as a well worth attention, as specimens of the modern repository for the works of art and of national Belgian school of paintings. They are to be seen industry. In the square is Jehotte's statue of Duke in the ante-room.