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Belgium Blue Christ Church - Jan, 2021

ForgottenBuildings

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History:
During the end of the 1800s this part of Belgium was known for the massive heavy industry. With this new industry the demand for houses also grew, which created a ton of new housing blocks for the employees. Including the many new housing blocks there were also newly constructed churches. In 1880 this church opened and was constructed in a rather grand Neo-Gothic architecture, which was quite prominent in churches at that time. In the 1970s the industry started to decrease which caused a gradual flight of people in the neighborhoods. In 1990 this trend caused that this church couldn't operate anymore due to high maintenance costs.

Nowadays the church is home to many mice and pigeon families. There are no plans to restore this grand church.

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I also made a video where I went more in-depth into the history of this site:


Thanks for reading and watching!
 

The_Raw

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I'm amazed this place still hasn't been hit with graffiti yet. It's quite spectacular really.
 
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