Chambre du Commerce

"The Chamber de Commerce alias Cdc is an absolutely fabulous Stock Exchange location, located in a busy city and surrounded by ugly concrete buildings. Only the four relative narrow passages are giving a small glimpse of what the inside of this beautiful queen has to shown. The current building is a reconstruction from 1872. The original building dates from 1531, this late Gothic styled stock market has been burned twice [1583 and 1858]. The CdC is built on top of an existing street intersection with originally no roof, only four covered streets, the still existing and impressive galleries. Originally it was a public place in the open air with some canopies where one could hide, with a rectangular square where the daily live took place. Around 1853 the square and galleries where covered with a dome modeled on the Crystal Palace in London. The fine furniture and interior joinery jumps in the eye, the whole is rich in details, full of structures and subtile color tones. The pillars around the square all have their own identity, amazing! Once you enter the impressive hart of the queen the sight will be overwhelming" borrowed from pastglory.nl

Unfortunately there are some conservation works on site, all the wooden panels has been stripped off the floor, im assuming it's not the best time to visit.. hopefully it will make it look even better than before.




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