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and New Quarters. ANTWERP. 1 3. Route, 40
The Boulevard Léopold ends on the-S:\¥: at; the-Chaussée de
Malines (Mechelsche Steenweg) , opposite the éntrande to the Pé=
piniére (Warande; P1.D, 6), or arboretum, which has been converted
into a pleasant park in the English style and now forms the central
point of the fashionable quarter of the city. A bronze monument
in the N.E. part of this park, by Count J. de Lalaing (4893), com-
memorates C. Coquilhat, who died in 1894 as vice-governor of the
Congo Free State. On the of the park rises the Monument
illis van Schoonbeke (1519-1556; see p. 203), by Arendonck.
On the N.W. side of the Pépiniére are the summer - quarters
‘Harmonie’ Club (p. 168).
i t the circumvallation of Antwerp may take
ym the Pépiniére to the Porte de Malines
sting from an architectural point of view.
, 7) is a New Public Park (220 acres)
aurant (tramway No. 5, p. 167).
The Place de la Gare (Pl. D, 3), on the N. side of the Cen-
tral Station (pp. 164, 171), is adjoined on the E. by the *Zoological
Garden (Dierentuin; Pl. D, 3, 4), which was founded in 1843 by
the Société Royale de Zoologie. It is one of the best in Europe
(adm n, see p. 168). Over the entrance is a fine bronze group
by Jos. Dupon, representing a Hindoo on a camel, while scattered
throughout the grounds are various other sculptures (Prometheus,
ust of Darwin, by Jef Lambeaux; Native fighting with tigers,
Return from the chase, by Jos. Geefs; Samson, by Jac. de Braekeleer).
’ the entrance, on the N. side, is the Palais des Fétes, built in
4897 for concerts, etc., with a terrace and a large hall (2600 seats) ;
to the left of the vestibule is a restaurant (p. 166), to the right a
winter-garden, with fine palms and ferns. The garden isa favourite
resort of the fashionable world, especially on the occasion of the
concerts mentioned at p. 168. The carnivora are fed daily at 5 p.m.
(Sat. excepted) or 4 in winter, the seals at 41 a.m. and 4 p.m. or 3.30
in winter. — On the S. side (with an entrance in the Rue de la
Charrue) an aquarium and a reptile-house are being erected.
The commune of Borgerhout, to the E. of the Zoological Garden, is adorned
with a Statue of Lazare Carnot, de sr of the city in 1841, situated in
the ‘Place’ of the same name (PI. E, 3). To the N.W. is the Church of
St. Willibrord (P1. E, 3), erected in the Gothic style by Blomme. To the 5,
is the Maison Communale (P1. E, 4), a building in the Flemish Renaissance
also by Blomme.
f. The Bank of the Scheldt and the Northern Docks.
Tramway (No. 1), see p. 166. — Cabs, see p. 166; an extra charge is made
for driving to the outer docks on the N.
The influence of the tide is perceptible on the Scheldt a long
way above Antwerp, and at the city the difference between high and
low water amounts to 12-26 ft. (‘Bisque die refluo me flumeu Scaldis
honorat’), Even at low water, the river, which is here 350-600 yds.
in width, admits of the passage of yessels drawing 25 ft. of water,
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