Low on excitement but high on greenery and relaxation is the Parc du Cinquantenaire (French for "Park of the Fiftieth Anniversary") or Jubelpark (Dutch for "Jubilee Park") in Brussels, Belgium. It is a large public, urban park (30 hectares) in the easternmost part of the European Quarter, and nice way to spend a sunny afternoon. Most buildings of the U-shaped complex which dominate the park (seen behind the trees on the left and right) were commissioned by the Belgian government under the patronage of King Leopold II for the 1880 National Exhibition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Belgian independence. During successive exhibitions in the same area, additional structures were added. The centrepiece triumphal arch was erected in 1905 replacing a previous temporary version of the arcade. In 1930 the government decided to reserve Cinquantenaire for use as a leisure park.
FEATURED PHOTO, Belgium group, 5/18/15
FEATURED PHOTO, Images of Europe group, 3/29/15
FEATURED PHOTO, The Road To Self Promotion group, 3/29/15
FEATURED PHOTO, I Wish I was There group, 3/29/15
FEATURED PHOTO, Wisconsin Flowers and Scenery group
March 29th, 2015
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