Almost every memorial stone in Brussels has the words ‘Détenu Malines’. Held in Mechelen. That was the last stop in Belgium for most of them.
A tiny number of people have seen inside the building.
Victor Horta was one of Art Nouveau’s pioneers and his extraordinary twisting and curving designs still inspire architecture today. But who was he?
By the late 19th century, Leopold was one of the richest people in Europe, ruling his colony from a timbered chalet next to the royal palace, but never setting foot on African soil.
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