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Laeken cemetery

Creepy Travels – The Underground Cemetery Of Laeken


The cemetery of Laeken is the oldest cemetery of Brussels that is still in use. Its origins go back to the Middle Ages when Laeken was still a small village. Things changed in course of the 19th century when nobility, bourgeoisie and Royals moved to Laken, because of its beautiful landscapes. When the number of inhabitants exploded, it also meant…

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A Cemetery Walk


Same cemeteries as last time, but without the “Halloween editing”. And a bit more background information. Cemetery of Brussels This is the biggest and most important cemetery of the region of Brussels. What we liked most, is that it is located in a park. A part of this cemetery is a military cemetery. Our visit was shorter than we had…

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Halloween Special …


Halloween isn’t as popular here as it is in the USA or at least, not yet! Ingrid and I decided to do something special for this day. Nothing spooky, but something eerie and hauntingly beautiful. We visited and photographed three cemeteries and afterwards experimented with the editing of the pictures. First up, the official cemetery of Brussels itself: Next stop:…

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A Photographic Tour of Vilnius


After Germany and Poland, Ingrid and I traveled to Lithuania, more specifically, its capital: Vilnius. We walked from the Vilnius Castle Complex to the St. Anne and Bernardine Church Ensemble. With only one full day at our disposal, it was impossible for us to make a detailed tour of Vilnius. We decided upon driving and walking around, collecting impressions and…

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Something Else In Worms


Our next destination was Worms. Now, there are a lot of interesting, historic buildings in Worms. And after having seen two churches – very beautiful churches – I was in the mood for something else though. Besides, otherwise we would probably bore you to death with pictures of religious buildings on this blog. So, instead, Lars and I visited the…

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The Jewish Cemetery – Part 2


If you want to visit the Weißensee Cemetery, you have to go to the Herbert-Baum-Straße. The cemetery is located at the end of the street. These are the opening hours: Sunday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm, Friday 8 am–3 pm, closed on Jewish holidays. The cemetery is open till 1 pm the day before such a holiday. Men are supposed to wear a “kippah”, a…

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The Jewish Cemetery – Part 1


I read somewhere that Jewish graves are forever. According to their beliefs and traditions, a grave should not be replaced. You will seldom see flowers in a Jewish cemetery, but as a mark of respect, a Jew will leave a small piece of rock on a grave during a visit. Lars and I visited the Weissensee Cemetery. According to Wikipedia,…

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