Belgium
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Belgium

By George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
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  • BELGIUM
    • AGENTS
      • BRUSSELS The Hôtel de Ville, a corner of the Grande Place, showing La Maison des Brasseurs, La Maison du Cygne, and La Maison de l'Étoile.
    • BRUSSELS The Hôtel de Ville, a corner of the Grande Place, showing La Maison des Brasseurs, La Maison du Cygne, and La Maison de l'Étoile.
  • BELGIUM PAINTED BY AMÉDÉE FORESTIER · TEXT BY GEORGE W. T. OMOND PUBLISHED BY A. & C. BLACK · SOHO SQUARE LONDON · W · MCMVIII
    • Contents
    • List of Illustrations
    • BRUGES AND WEST FLANDERS
    • BRUGES AND WEST FLANDERS CHAPTER I THE MARKET-PLACE AND BELFRY—EARLY HISTORY OF BRUGES
      • BRUGES A corner of the Market on the Grand' Place.
      • BELL-RINGER PLAYING A CHIME
      • BRUGES Porte d'Ostende.
    • BRUGES A corner of the Market on the Grand' Place.
    • BELL-RINGER PLAYING A CHIME
    • BRUGES Porte d'Ostende.
    • CHAPTER II BALDWIN BRAS-DE-FER—THE PLACE DU BOURG—MURDER OF CHARLES THE GOOD
      • BRUGES Rue de l'Âne Aveugle (showing end of Town Hall and Bridge connecting it with Palais de Justice).
      • BRUGES Quai du Rosaire.
    • BRUGES Rue de l'Âne Aveugle (showing end of Town Hall and Bridge connecting it with Palais de Justice).
    • BRUGES Quai du Rosaire.
    • CHAPTER III THE BÉGUINAGE—CHURCHES—THE RELIC OF THE HOLY BLOOD
      • BRUGES The Béguinage.
      • BRUGES Quai des Marbriers.
    • BRUGES The Béguinage.
    • BRUGES Quai des Marbriers.
    • CHAPTER IV THE BRUGES MATINS—BATTLE OF THE GOLDEN SPURS
      • A FLEMISH YOUNG WOMAN
      • A FLEMISH BURGHER
    • A FLEMISH YOUNG WOMAN
    • A FLEMISH BURGHER
    • CHAPTER V DAMME—THE SEA-FIGHT AT SLUIS—SPLENDOUR OF BRUGES IN THE MIDDLE AGES— THE FALL AND LOSS OF TRADE
      • BRUGES Quai du Miroir.
    • BRUGES Quai du Miroir.
    • CHAPTER VI 'BRUGES LA MORTE'
      • BRUGES View of the Palais du Franc.
      • BRUGES Maison du Pélican (Almshouse).
      • BRUGES
    • BRUGES View of the Palais du Franc.
    • BRUGES Maison du Pélican (Almshouse).
    • BRUGES
    • CHAPTER VII THE PLAIN OF WEST FLANDERS—YPRES
      • THE FLEMISH PLAIN
      • A FLEMISH COUNTRY GIRL
      • DUINHOEK Interior of a Farmhouse.
      • ADINKERQUE At the Kermesse.
      • A FARMSTEADING
      • YPRES Place du Musée (showing Top Part of the Belfry).
      • YPRES Arcade under the Nieuwerk.
    • THE FLEMISH PLAIN
    • A FLEMISH COUNTRY GIRL
    • DUINHOEK Interior of a Farmhouse.
    • ADINKERQUE At the Kermesse.
    • A FARMSTEADING
    • YPRES Place du Musée (showing Top Part of the Belfry).
    • YPRES Arcade under the Nieuwerk.
    • CHAPTER VIII FURNES—THE PROCESSION OF PENITENTS
      • FURNES Grande Place and Belfry.
      • FURNES Peristyle of Town Hall and Palais de Justice.
      • NIEUPORT Interior of Church.
      • FURNES Tower of St. Nicholas.
      • FURNES In St. Walburge's Church.
    • FURNES Grande Place and Belfry.
    • FURNES Peristyle of Town Hall and Palais de Justice.
    • NIEUPORT Interior of Church.
    • FURNES Tower of St. Nicholas.
    • FURNES In St. Walburge's Church.
    • CHAPTER IX NIEUPORT—THE BATTLE OF THE DUNES
      • NIEUPORT A Fair Parishioner.
      • NIEUPORT Hall and Vicarage.
      • NIEUPORT The Quay, with Eel-boats and Landing-stages.
      • NIEUPORT The Town Hall.
      • NIEUPORT Church Porch (Evensong).
    • NIEUPORT A Fair Parishioner.
    • NIEUPORT Hall and Vicarage.
    • NIEUPORT The Quay, with Eel-boats and Landing-stages.
    • NIEUPORT The Town Hall.
    • NIEUPORT Church Porch (Evensong).
    • CHAPTER X THE COAST OF FLANDERS
      • THE DUNES A Stormy Evening.
      • AN OLD FARMER
      • LA PANNE Interior of a Flemish Inn.
      • LA PANNE A Flemish Inn—Playing Skittles.
    • THE DUNES A Stormy Evening.
    • AN OLD FARMER
    • LA PANNE Interior of a Flemish Inn.
    • LA PANNE A Flemish Inn—Playing Skittles.
    • CHAPTER XI COXYDE—THE SCENERY OF THE DUNES
      • COXYDE A Shrimper on Horseback.
      • COXYDE A shrimper
      • ADINKERQUE Village and Canal.
    • COXYDE A Shrimper on Horseback.
    • COXYDE A shrimper
    • ADINKERQUE Village and Canal.
    • EAST FLANDERS AND BRABANT
    • EAST FLANDERS AND BRABANT
    • CHAPTER XII GHENT
      • GHENT An old lace-maker.
      • GHENT The Banquet Hall, Château des Comtes.
      • GHENT Béguinage de Mont St. Amand.
      • GHENT The Arrière Faucille (Achter Sikkel).
      • GHENT The ruins of the cloisters of the Abbey of St. Bavon.
    • GHENT An old lace-maker.
    • GHENT The Banquet Hall, Château des Comtes.
    • GHENT Béguinage de Mont St. Amand.
    • GHENT The Arrière Faucille (Achter Sikkel).
    • GHENT The ruins of the cloisters of the Abbey of St. Bavon.
    • CHAPTER XIII THE DUKES OF BRABANT—THE JOYEUSE ENTRÉE—END OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
      • BRUSSELS Place de Brouckére.
      • BRUSSELS Entrance to the old church of the Carmelites.
    • BRUSSELS Place de Brouckére.
    • BRUSSELS Entrance to the old church of the Carmelites.
    • CHAPTER XIV THE BOMBARDMENT OF 1695—THE GRANDE PLACE—CHURCH OF STE. GUDULE—CHARLES OF LORRAINE
      • BRUSSELS The Cathedral of Ste. Gudule.
    • BRUSSELS The Cathedral of Ste. Gudule.
    • CHAPTER XV JOSEPH II. AND THE REVOLUTION OF BRABANT
      • BRUSSELS Old houses in the Grande Place.
    • BRUSSELS Old houses in the Grande Place.
    • CHAPTER XVI THE JACOBINS OF BRUSSELS—VISIT OF NAPOLEON—THE HUNDRED DAYS
      • BRUSSELS Rue de Namur.
      • WATERLOO The farm of La Belle Alliance and the mound surmounted by the Belgian lion.
    • BRUSSELS Rue de Namur.
    • WATERLOO The farm of La Belle Alliance and the mound surmounted by the Belgian lion.
    • CHAPTER XVII THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT—THE REVOLUTION OF 1830
    • CHAPTER XVIII THE VICISSITUDES OF ANTWERP
      • ANTWERP The Cathedral—Chapel of St. Joseph.
      • ANTWERP The Vieille Boucherie.
      • ANTWERP Old houses in the Rue de l'Empereur.
      • ANTWERP Archway under the Vieille Boucherie.
      • ANTWERP The Concierge of the Musée Plantin-Moretus.
      • ANTWERP The Place Verte.
      • ANTWERP The Musée Plantin-Moretus (the Arrière Boutique).
      • ANTWERP The roadstead from the Tête de Flandre.
    • ANTWERP The Cathedral—Chapel of St. Joseph.
    • ANTWERP The Vieille Boucherie.
    • ANTWERP Old houses in the Rue de l'Empereur.
    • ANTWERP Archway under the Vieille Boucherie.
    • ANTWERP The Concierge of the Musée Plantin-Moretus.
    • ANTWERP The Place Verte.
    • ANTWERP The Musée Plantin-Moretus (the Arrière Boutique).
    • ANTWERP The roadstead from the Tête de Flandre.
    • LIÉGE AND THE ARDENNES
    • LIÉGE AND THE ARDENNES
    • CHAPTER XIX THE PRINCIPALITY OF LIÉGE
      • THE CHÂTEAU DE WAULSORT ON THE MEUSE
      • CHÂTEAU DE WALZIN, IN THE LESSE VALLEY
    • THE CHÂTEAU DE WAULSORT ON THE MEUSE
    • CHÂTEAU DE WALZIN, IN THE LESSE VALLEY
    • CHAPTER XX EARLY HISTORY OF LIÉGE—BISHOP NOTGER—THE COURT OF PEACE
      • THE EPISCOPAL PALACE—OUTER COURT, LIÉGE
      • PONT DES ARCHES, LIÉGE
      • ESCALIER DE LA FONTAINE, LIÉGE
      • THE HOSPITAL, DINANT
    • THE EPISCOPAL PALACE—OUTER COURT, LIÉGE
    • PONT DES ARCHES, LIÉGE
    • ESCALIER DE LA FONTAINE, LIÉGE
    • THE HOSPITAL, DINANT
    • CHAPTER XXI THE DUKES OF BURGUNDY—DESTRUCTION OF LIÉGE BY CHARLES THE BOLD
      • LA MAISON CURTIUS, LIÉGE
      • LE ROCHER BAYARD, DINANT
      • OLD HOUSE OF THE QUAI DE LA GOFFE, LIÉGE
    • LA MAISON CURTIUS, LIÉGE
    • LE ROCHER BAYARD, DINANT
    • OLD HOUSE OF THE QUAI DE LA GOFFE, LIÉGE
    • CHAPTER XXII THE WILD BOAR OF ARDENNES
      • A PEASANT WOMAN OF THE ARDENNES
      • THE RIVER SAMBRE SEEN FROM THE PONT DE SAMBRE, NAMUR
      • LA GLEIZE, A VILLAGE IN THE ARDENNES
    • A PEASANT WOMAN OF THE ARDENNES
    • THE RIVER SAMBRE SEEN FROM THE PONT DE SAMBRE, NAMUR
    • LA GLEIZE, A VILLAGE IN THE ARDENNES
    • CHAPTER XXIII ÉRARD DE LA MARCK—THE PRINCIPALITY IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
      • GENERAL VIEW OF DINANT
      • THE ROMANESQUE CHURCH, HASTIÈRE
    • GENERAL VIEW OF DINANT
    • THE ROMANESQUE CHURCH, HASTIÈRE
    • CHAPTER XXIV THE CHIROUX AND THE GRIGNOUX—THE TRAGIC BANQUET OF WARFUSÉE
      • LE PERRON LIÉGEOIS, LIÉGE
      • LA VIEILLE BOUCHERIE, LIÉGE
      • THE EPISCOPAL PALACE—INNER COURT, LIÉGE
    • LE PERRON LIÉGEOIS, LIÉGE
    • LA VIEILLE BOUCHERIE, LIÉGE
    • THE EPISCOPAL PALACE—INNER COURT, LIÉGE
    • CHAPTER XXV THE GAMING-TABLES AT SPA—THE FRENCH REVOLUTION—ANNEXATION OF THE PRINCIPALITY
      • PONT DU PROPHÈTE, PROMENADE MEYERBEER, SPA WOODS
    • PONT DU PROPHÈTE, PROMENADE MEYERBEER, SPA WOODS
    • CHAPTER XXVI LIÉGE AND THE VALLEY OF THE MEUSE IN MODERN TIMES—BOUILLON
      • PONT DE JAMBES ET CITADELLE, NAMUR
      • CHÂTEAU DE BOUILLON, IN THE SEMOIS VALLEY
    • PONT DE JAMBES ET CITADELLE, NAMUR
    • CHÂTEAU DE BOUILLON, IN THE SEMOIS VALLEY
    • INDEX
      • Sketch Map of BELGIUM and part of HOLLAND
    • Sketch Map of BELGIUM and part of HOLLAND
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