to Brussels. ALOST. 1. Route. O
42 M. Ghent, see p. 53. From Ghent to Antwerp, see R. 9
to Courtrai, see R. 7.
421/ M. ite 431], M. Meirelbeke; 461/. M. Melle; 48 M.
Quatrecht; 50\/. M. Wetteren; 52 M. mee AN] these are
also stations on the line from Ghent to Antwerp via Dendermonde
(R. 9a). — 55 M. Lede,
581/) M. Alost, Flem. Aalst (46 ft.; Hot. des Arcades, R. 21/-4 fr.,
Hét. du Comte-de-Flandre, R. 2-4, B. 4, déj. 41/o, D. 2 fr., both
at the station), a town with 33,200 inhab., on the Dendre, was
formerly the capital of he county of Aalst, or region between the
lower Dendre and the Scheldt, which passed in 1056 into the pos-
ession of the Counts of Flanders under the name of Keizer- Vlaan-
deren. A considerable trade in hops is carried on here. From the
station we proceed diagonally to the left via the Place and Rue
Albert-Liénart. After 6 min. we either turn to the right for the
Grand’ Place or keep straight on to (2 min.) the late- Gothic
Church of St. Martin (about 1497). The latter is unfinished, two-
thirds of the nave and the portal being wanting; the completion of
tower s be in 1907. The right transept contains a
erpiece by Rubens, painted about 1625: Christ appointing
St. Rochus tutelary saint of the plague-stricken. In one of the
chapels are vault-paintings of angelic musicians (1497). In front
of the old Hétel de Ville (now occupied by the Garde Civique)
in the Grand’ Place, a statue by Jos. Geefs was erected in 4s
to Thierry Maertens, the first Belgian printer, who exercised his
eraft at Alost. The house of the Cercle Catholique, on the W.
side of the square, has arcades on the ground-floor.
RP, 31l/2 M.
. Moorsel ; 7
From ALost To
3 ir. ADc., 2 f:.)- — SM
Bru srmonde, and Ghent ra
two es (St. Nicholas and St. Geno containing stained glass of the
16th century. 14M. Londerzecl-Ouest, the stion of the Malines and Ghent
line (p. 164), is connected also with Grim then (p. 145) and Humbeek
by a ste 1651/4 M. Londerzeel- Est. 16\/2 M. Thisselt, 191/2 M.
ailway in 2 hrs. (fares 5 fr.,
M. Opwyck, the junction of the
y (p. 87); 14 M. Steenhuffel, with
Wille per-mills), also stations on the line from Malines to
Terneuzen M. Boom, se 83; 24 M. Niel; 251/2 M. Hemixem, with
an old Bernar 7, now a pri 2 M. Hoboken, see Dp. 204.
Branch-line to Vieux-Dieu (p. 164). — 34i/p 0 twerp, see p. 164.
3ranch-lines run fro
(80 M.) Renaiz (
— Light rail
Alost also to Ce a ) Dendermonde (p. 87) and to
79) via (7 M.) Burst (p. 51) and (4121/2 M.) Sotteghem (p. 51).
ys to Oordeghem (p. 87) and to (8'/2 M.) Assche (p. 87).
60 M. Erembodeghem. — cad M. Denderleeuw, where a line
dive to Ninove and Ath (p.7); to Courtrai, see p. 51. We
now quit the province of East Flanders. — Several small stations.
At (7AM. ) Jette the Dendermonde line diverges (p.87). At (76M.)
Laeken (p. 144) the royal chateau is seen on the left. The train
finally stops at the Station du Nord of (78 M.) Brussels (p, 89).
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