Royal Destination - Gileppe Dam - Belgium

The Royal Destination Picture from the Gileppe Dam was taken on a
sunny day in July 2014.

Gileppe Dam Verviers Belgium Travel
own picture from the lion



The Gileppe Dam was built in the 19th. century to ensure the water supply for
Verviers, which became then the Wool center of Belgium. Wool was imported
through Antwerp and washed at Verviers.

The construction works of the Gileppe Dam began in 1868 and lasted 10 years.
On July 28th. 1878 the Dam was inaugurated by King Leopold II of Belgium.

On the picture you can see a huge lion sculpture (made by Antoine-Félix Bouré).
The Lion watches to the Kingdom of Prussia (which was then 5 km from the 
Gileppe Dam).

Gileppe Dam Verviers Belgium Travel
own picture - what an amazing landscape


This was my Happy Sunday picture and the little story. I hope you liked it
and I wish you a very good Sunday and a nice start of the new week.

Gileppe Dam Verviers Belgium Travel
own picture

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