Basilica_of_Koekelberg

The Basilica of Koekelberg in Brussels (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) is the 8th largest church in the world. The Art Deco church is 89 meter high and 167 meter long and was build to commemorate the the 75th anniversary of Belgiums independence.

It is a rather sober church and stands with their raw brick walls and the modest use of gold and decoration in hard contrast to the average church in Belgium, with their ample decorations, their use of much gold, polished dark wood and lovely paintings.

It seems like the building wants to use sunlight instead, converting it into a golden cast, generously spread over the cold walls and floors and creating a dichotomic labyrinth of cold and warm, light and shadow.

You can go to the roof gallery from where you have a breath taking view over Brussels and on the Atomium.

  • Kameo Premium user United States (Private)
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    Beautiful light
  • 8 years 11 months ago
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    As Peter says, I guess it's pipe organ, liked the one in church ^^

    Crystal
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    8 years 11 months ago
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    An ocean liner?
  • Cobra-II United States (Private)
    8 years 11 months ago
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    Nice!
  • Cobra-II United States (Private)
    8 years 11 months ago
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    I like shot like this! I have one very similar to this!
  • Cobra-II United States (Private)
    8 years 11 months ago
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    I like this shot too!
  • Cobra-II United States (Private)
    8 years 11 months ago
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    Wow! Cool shot! I love the soft but effective lighting!
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    8 years 11 months ago
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    nice series, well done
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    8 years 11 months ago
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    bravo!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 11 months ago
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    very well done, love the 3 black arches at the bottom and on both sides
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    8 years 11 months ago
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    this is a great photo, amazing colors too
  • Hrvoje Crvelin Croatia (Hrvatska) (Private)
    8 years 11 months ago
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    Beautiful photo. Excellent colors!
  • FANTiM United States (Private)
    8 years 11 months ago
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    Very cool architecture. Great job capturing it.
  • ooO(PETER)Ooo Premium user Australia (Private)
    8 years 11 months ago
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    wow
  • ooO(PETER)Ooo Premium user Australia (Private)
    8 years 11 months ago
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    pipe organ?