Église St Jean Baptiste au Béguinage, Brussels, Belgium

Imposing façade of the Église St Jean Baptiste au Béguinage, Brussels. The church was constructed in 1676 for the country’s largest beguine community. The huge area housed 1200 beguine women. These women took up charitable work and followed enclosed living system after failed marriages or during widowhood. Even today it is a very popular place of worship.

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16 Responses

  1. Carver says:

    Beautiful church against the vivid blue sky.

  2. Great mean to measure time and life.

    Please have a good Friday.

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Such a beautiful church indeed and an interesting history! The beautiful blue skies make the perfect backdrop! Have a wonderful weekend, Indrani!!

  4. TexWisGirl says:

    quite ornate and fine!

  5. That is one beautiful church. What a world you bring us. Thanks.

  6. magiceye says:

    Looks beautiful against the bright blue sky! Beautifully captured!

  7. My goodness — it's a beautiful church against the lovely sky! But rather a sad history (at least I think so) but good to remember.

  8. ladyfi says:

    What a lovely church!

  9. stardust says:

    Beautiful, imposing church soaring into the deep blue sky! You were blessed with such a fine weather on that day.

  10. a magnificent church. the clear blue sky is a perfect backdrop.

  11. eileeninmd says:

    What a beautiful church and the sky is so blue. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

  12. Gary says:

    Great shot, and information!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  13. arabesque says:

    the facade of this church is breathtaking.
    love the straight shot.

  14. chubskulit says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    Hope you'd come and see my sky shots also. Your comment will be greatly appreciated.

    Have a great weekend!

  15. Joyful says:

    Such a clear, blue sky! Lovely.

  16. Joyful says:

    Such a clear, blue sky! Lovely.

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