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Belgium Monastery G - December, 2013

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Another from the Europe trip in December. A quick early visit to this abandoned but clean monastery.

Spent just over an hour here. The main highlight is definitely the church. Such a grand place but clean as well.

Apart from the main church, didn't venture too far into the adjacent buildings as was strapped for time.

Can't really find much information about this place.....

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