Notes on the Geography of Belgium: Tervuren: Africa Museum: Photo 2
The Palace of the Colonies stood at the edge of the 500-acre Tervuren Park, once attached to a royal chateau. The chateau itself burned in 1867, and after the World's Fair Leopold decided to build a proper museum on the site of the chateau. That meant hiring a French architect, ready to imitate Versailles. Here is the result, courtesy of that architect, Charles Girault. Not content, Leopold planned a World School and other buildings for the site, but he died in 1909, and they were never built.
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