Archive for the tag 'Triumphal arch'

The Wellington Arch and its companion Marble Arch have interesting histories.  The English Heritage guidebook introduction gives a brief overview:

Usually built to commemorate a great victory, the triumphal arch was a familiar feature of the Roman world.  In the 1820s, this classical model was adapted by two of the finest architects on the day: Decimus [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 3rd 2014

A rooftop in Brussels or to be more precise part of the statue that adorns the top of the triumphal arch which is the centrepiece of the Cinquantenaire.

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22 Comments CherryPie on Mar 5th 2010

From the top of the triumphal arch in Brussels the ground seems very low and the car underpass even lower still. The arch was erected in 1905 and is the centre piece of the Parc du Cinquantenaire  (Jubelpark), which is an urban park of 30 hectares. The park is home to three [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2009