Photographer's Note

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral of Our Lady) is a Roman Catholic cathedral that dominates Antwerp with its 123 meter tower. The construction started in 1352 under the direction of architects Jan and Pieter Appelmans and it is a mirable example of medieval Gothic.

The project was changed multiple times along the centuries, and the cathedral had to endure tough events including fires and wars.

Its full restoration took almost three decades and was completed in 1993.

Inside, it is possible to admire various paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, a Flemish Baroque painter who lived and worked in Antwerp.

The white stone of the building, together with the spectacular lines of the columns that in perfect Gothic style direct the observer's attention to the ceiling and the domes high above, truely make the massive structure appear to be weightless, and delicately floating around the visitor.

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