31 August 2008

Royal Brussels

Recently i was in Brussels for a few days where i among others visited the Royal palace which is only open for 2 months from the End of July. I also made an Visit to Laeken where i visted the Royal Crypta the Notre Dame and walked areound the Domain of Laken to have a look on the Castle and the toher Places there.










The Bellevue Museum



Statue of King Baudouin I. before the
Cathedral St. Michel et Gudule







Statue of King Léopold I. at the
Rue Royale/Koningsstraat



Statue of King Léopold II. at
the
Place de Throne



Statue of King Albvert I. at the
Albertina Place

and opposide to him



the Statue of Queen Elisabeth







Memorial for Queen Astrid at Laeken





Laeken Castle







Monument for King
Léopold I.
at Laeken





the Chinese Pavillon at Laaken

and the

Chinese Tower

19 August 2008

Royal Crypt Laeken


Recently i stayed at Brussels for a few days. There is visited also the Royal Crypt at the Notre Dame at Laeken where all the members of the belgian Royal Family are buried. The Crypt is only open on Sunday afternoons on the death-anniversaries of King Albert I., Queen Astrid, King Léopold III., King Baudouin I. and a few other days.
After the death of Queen Louise-Marie, née Princess of Orléans it was decided to build a Church at Laeken where she would be buried according to her own wishes. In 1854 it was started to build the Church and on 07.08.1872 the Church was inaguarated but she was not entire ready.




Genealogy-Tree of the belgian Royal
Family at the Entrance in the Crypt



The stairs leading in the Crypt


Picture of King Baudouin I.



Grave of King Léopold III. (1901-1983), Queen
Astrid, née Princess of Sweden (1905-1935)
and Princess Lilian, née Baels (1916-2002)



Grave of King Léopold II. (1835-1902) and Queen
Marie Henriette, née Arcchducess of Austria (1837-1902)


Grave of King Léopold I. (1790-1865) and Queen Louise
Marie, née Princess of Oléans (1812-1850)






Grave of King Albert I. (1875-1934) and Queen
Elisabeth, née Duchess in Bavaria (1876-1965)



Grave of King Baudouin I. (1930-1993)


Grave of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837-1905) and
Princess Marie, Countess of Flanders, née Princess of
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1845-1912)



Graves of Princes Charles, Count of Flanders
(1903-1983), Prince Léopold, Duke of Brabant (1859-1869)
and Princess Joséphine (1870-1871)



Entrance in the Side Chapel: There are the Graves of





Prince Louis-Philippe, Duke
of Brabant (1833-1834)



Princess Charlotte, Empress of
Mexico (1840-1927)

and

Prince Leopold-Emanuel of
Liechtenstein (1984)