Quartier Léopold. BRUSSELS. 10. Route, 125
the Place Louise (Pl. D, 6), the Avenue Louise, thronged on fine
afternoons with carriages bound for the Bois de la Cambre (p. 142),
diverges to the left. The Place Louise is an important tramway-
centre. To the N.W. the Rue des Quatre-Bras leads to the Place
] Then, to the right, the imposing Palais de Justice (p. 105)
rises in its full grandeur. — The Boulevard descends to the Porte
de Hal (p. 134), which marks the S. extremity of the inner town.
The Quartier Leopold (Pl. F, 4, 5), the fashionable and hand-
some residential quarter to the E. of the Boulevard du Régent, owes
its existence to the revival of building enterprise about the middle
of the 19th century. The finest edifices are to be found in the PracE
Fripzz-Orzan (Pl. F, 4), which contains a marble statue of Frére
Orban (1842-96), the Liberal statesman, by Ch. Samuel. On the S.
side of the Place rises the church of St. Joseph (Pl. F, 4), a Renais-
sance building of 1849, by the elder Suys. The fagade and con-
spicuous towers are constructed of blue limestone. On the E. side
is the simple but dignified Palais d’ Assche (Pl. F, 4), built in 1880
in the 17th cent. Italian style by A. Balat for the Marquis d’Assche
and now in the possession of King Albert. — In the S. part of the
Quartier Léopold is the Pracs psu Inpusreiz(Pl. F, 5), embellished
with a monument to Jul. Dillens (d. 1904), the sculptor. The Rue
du Luxembourg, intersecting this Place, ends at the square in front
of the Gare du Luxembourg (p. 89). A Statue of John Cockerill
(d. 1840), the founder of the iron-works of Seraing (p. 257), by A. P.
Cattier, was erected here in 1872. The pedestal is surrounded by
figures of four iron-workers. — To the K. of the station is the Pare
Léopold (p. 141).
d. The North-Eastern Part of the Lower Town.
Of the Tramways (p. 93) that pass the Gare du Nord, or start there,
the following serve the lower town. Nos. 50, 53, 54, 55, 66, and 59 skirt
the E. and des of the square in front of the station and follow the
Inner Boulevards. Nos, 48 and 49 skirt the W. side of the square and
follow the Inner Boulevards. Nos. 14 and 15, starting at the S.E corner
of the square, run round the Upper Boulevards tu the Gare du Midi.
No. 17, starting at the S,W. corner, follows the Lower Boulevards to the
Gare du Midi. — A much patronized Omnizus, starting at the N.W. corner
of the square, opposite the station-exit, runs through the Rue Neuve, etc.,
to the Gare du Midi.
The Pracs Cuartzs-Rocier (Pl. D, B, 1), the square in front
of the Gare du Nord, surrounded by numerous hotels and cafés-
restaurants, is the principal centre of traffic in the N. parts of the
town. Its 8. side is skirted by the Boulevard du Jardin-Botanique
(p. 122), the W. arm of which leads towards the harbour (p. 143).
The main volume of traffic follows the Boulevard du Nord (p. 134)
and the Rue Neuve, which run from N. to 8.
The Ruz Neuve (PL. D, 2), with its numerous shops, leads to the
Place de la Monnaie, About half-way it passes (on the right) the
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