Brussels from the Hotel de Bellevue, with the Parc de Bruxelles.

Brussels, Hotel, Bellevue, Parc, Bruxelles, city, Robert Batty
Brussels from the Hotel de Bellevue


The accompanying view is taken from the Hotel de Bellevue, situated between the Place Royale and the Parc de Bruxelles, in the upper portion of the city of Brussels. It commands, as its name implies, one of the finest views of the Belgian capital.

The Rue Royale, with reaches from the Schaerbeek gate at the northern extremity of the city to the Place Royale, is seen in its whole extent. On the right-hand is one of the handsome entrances to the beautiful little park. The left of the scene is occupied by part of the lower town; and in the centre of the view is the large church of St. Gudula, and some of the principal houses bordering the Rue Royale.

The distant country is that which extends northward towards Antwerp. The annexed engraving is an exact representation of one of the chief points of contest in the recent conflict between the Belgians and Dutch.

Source: Select views of some of the principal cities of Europe by Robert Batty. London: Moon, Boys, and Graves, 1832.

Note:  The west front of the Parthenon and the Erechtheion, from the Propylaea.

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