Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp

This is the façade of Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp. This cathedral is the largest one in Belgium, covering an area of 2.5 acres. The tower is 403 feet tall containing a belfry with a 47-bell carillon. The North tower, a landmark in Antwerp, is cherished by all its citizens. So famed it is, that there are songs written about it.

 The planned second tower never came up due to lack of funds. The cathedral has a turbulent past: damaged badly in fire in 1533, then damaged in religious wars, looted during French Revolution. When I visited the church part of the interiors was under renovation. The clock on the tower is an addition from the 18th century. Lot of changes and restorations are being done. Future generations will definitely benefit from this.

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20 Responses

  1. ladyfi says:

    Such soaring beauty touching those lovely skies.

  2. Joop Zand says:

    Good compositions and nice light.

    as usual good photo's Indrani.

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Breathtaking captures of an incredible place, Indrani, and one with an incredible history to match! Superb captures and composition! The lovely skies are the perfect backdrop! Have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

  4. Reader Wil says:

    Hi Indrani! You gave a beautiful description of this magnificent cathedral! Thank you for sharing.

  5. NixBlog says:

    Beautiful captures of this magnificent building, Indrani.

  6. Di Lewis says:

    What a magnificent shot of a magnificent cathedral. You have talent! Sunny109

  7. Amazing shots. What a gorgeous cathedral.

  8. magiceye says:

    beautifully captured

  9. Carver says:

    Beautiful shots of the cathedral against the blue sky.

  10. George says:

    What a beautiful cathedral. I really like the perspective of your second photo.

  11. it's magnificent! great photos.

  12. chubskulit says:

    I love the angle of the second shot.!

    Here's my Skyshots.

  13. eileeninmd says:

    Indrani, it is a beautiful cathedral. The tower is gorgeous. It is wonderful that the restorations are taking place now. Great captures, happy skywatching!

  14. This one is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Gary says:

    Another beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  16. Antonina says:

    Amazing shot, beutiful cathedral!

  17. Pietro says:

    Wonderful views of the cathedral!

  18. what a beautiful cathedral!!!

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