My Happy Weekend Picture - King Leopold I of Belgium and a special statue in De Panne

This week, I had the opportunity to visit De Panne, a lovely municipality
near the North Sea coast in Belgium. This municipality borders France
and it has a great Royal History.

Leopold I monument De Panne

De Panne Leopold I monument 

It was here that Leopold I, the first King of Belgium arrived in his new
country on July 17th. 1831. He came to Calais (France) from England.

Leopold I monument De Panne

A huge statue 

To remember this great historic event, a huge statue was created.
This monument was made by René Cliquet and
inaugurated in 1958 by King Baudouin.

Leopold I monument De Panne

A closer view

This is written (in Latin) on top of the monument:

"Here is Leopold, the first King of Belgium, arrived on Belgian soil and
received with a ceremony on July 17th. 1831." 

With this post I wish you a splendid weekend and a great start of the brand
new week! Thank you for liking my posts and resharing on Google+ and on
Twitter as well! 

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