The House of God
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I’m not a very religious man, but I love to visit churches.
Tall rib-vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, huge pipe organs… for me they still inspire awe.
Each time I return to Belgium for the holidays, I make sure to visit a couple of churches.
Last holiday season, one of the churches I visited was the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp.
The cathedral is popular with Japanese tourists, because of it’s appearance in A Dog of Flanders.
As I am not very familiar with the story of Nello and Patrasche, I mainly went to admire the astonishing artwork that is kept in the cathedral.
The combination of the paintings and the awe-inspiring architecture of the cathedral creates a special atmosphere, which I enjoy very much.
If you ever find yourself in Belgium, I do recommend to visit some of our churches as well.
The front of the church
A view of the interior
The famous triptych with “The Descent from the Cross” by Rubens