Cleaned up lady in Laeken
Since I had not noticed the renovation and clean up of what used to be a blackened dirty church, I was stunned earlier this week. It almost felt like seeing it for the first time ever.
The Church of Our Lady of Laeken, a neo-Gothic Roman Catholic church, was originally built in memory of Queen Louise-Marie, wife of King Leopold I to the design of architect Joseph Poelaert. Inside the church is the Royal Crypt, that holds the tombs of the Belgian royal family, including those of all the former Belgian kings.