Architectural Lantern Slides of Belgium

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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Lantern slides created in Belgium. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Image subjects include public buildings, historic buildings, church exteriors and interiors, and synagogues. Street photographs include people and fashions of the time.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Churches

Architecture

City halls

Cathedrals

Synagogues

Spatial Coverage

Kortrijk

Herentals

Belgium

Tournai

Antwerp

Oudenaarde

Namur

Nieuwpoort

Diksmuide

Ypres

Ghent

Mechelen

Brussells

Liege

Alost

Geel

Florennes

Louvain

Bruges

Anvers

Ostend

Utrecht

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The building has 8 courtyards with a surface of 6000 m², 27 large court rooms and 245 smaller court rooms and other rooms.

    The total cost of the construction, land and furnishings was somewhere in the region of 45-50 million Belgian francs. It is the biggest building constructed in the 19th century, and is larger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It has a total built ground surface of 26,000 m². Situated on a hill, there is a level difference of 20 meters between the upper and lower squ…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The 104 meter high dome weighs 24,000 tons.

    The total cost of the construction, land and furnishings was somewhere in the region of 45-50 million Belgian francs. It is the biggest building constructed in the 19th century, and is larger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It has a total built ground surface of 26,000 m². Situated on a hill, there is a level difference of 20 meters between the upper and lower square, which results in multiple entrances to the building at different levels. S…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The total cost of the construction, land and furnishings was somewhere in the region of 45-50 million Belgian francs. It is the biggest building constructed in the 19th century, and is larger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It has a total built ground surface of 26,000 m². Situated on a hill, there is a level difference of 20 meters between the upper and lower square, which results in multiple entrances to the building at different levels. Sometimes categorized as Baroque Revival, the …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Law Courts (1836-1846), Veldstraat, and the Opera (1836-1848), Schouwburgstraat, in Ghent, mark the transition to a freer interpretation of architecture under the influence of the international Renaissance Revival movement, which was then becoming fashionable. Roelandt drew his inspiration from Roman palazzi and Palladian villas but modified the strict geometry of the overall plans to incorporate more plastic forms. [A new courthouse building was opened in 2007, so this building is now re…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Originally, a belfry was erected as a sign of communal independence obtained by charter, and as the very symbol of freedom. Compared to the keep (symbol of the seigneurs, i.e. feudal lord) and to the bell-tower (symbol of the Church), the belfry, the third tower in the urban landscape, symbolizes the power of the aldermen. Over the centuries, belfries came to represent the influence and wealth of the towns. In Furnes, the belfry stands next to the Landhuis, the city hall. Both are listed as U…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Bishop Notger adopted the title of Prince-Bishop in 980. The prince-bishops of Liège wielded substantial political and economic power until their fall from power during the French Revolution. The Italianate Renaissance Palais des Prince-Evêques was begun under Arnould van Mulken (fl 1513-1540) in 1526. The first of its two courtyards is surrounded with 60 columns, the capital of each carved with a grotesque inspired by images of the New World and by Desiderius Erasmus’s Praise of Folly (1…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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