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This is the Arch of Triumph in the Parc du Cinquantenaire or Jubelpark in Brussels. You could take many different photos of the Arch from many different perspectives and in different lighting. This is what it could look like in autumn.
In 1880 it was the 50th anniversary of Belgium’s independence from the Netherlands and the birth of Belgium. The Belgian King Leopold II therefore wanted to have world exhibition organised in Brussels. The former military exercising ground, the Linthout plains, was chosen for the location of the exhibition. The Arch of Triumph was built to illustrate the glorious past of Brussels, but due to a continuous battle between the king and the government over the financing it was not finished until 1905. On top of the Arc there is a quadriga, representing the province of Brabant. Statues at the foot of the arch represent other provinces.

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