“Books bend space and time. One reason the owners of those aforesaid little rambling, poky secondhand bookshops always seem slightly unearthly is that many of them really are, having strayed into this world after taking a wrong turning in their own bookshops in worlds where it is considered commendable business practice to wear carpet slippers all the time and open your shop only when you feel like it.” – Terry Pratchet (ig/epipha_ny)
The St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Brussels, Belgium).
This monument takes place at the crossroads of trade routes, on a hill, the Treurenberg. The Gothic cathedral (Brabant style) was built between the 13th and 16th centuries, and has impressive dimensions as well as remarkable decorative elements.
(The pictures show, in order: the facade, original photograph by Drow male ; the window of the south transept, original photograph by Henri Frelinx ; the nave, original photograph by Zairon ; Adam and Eve expelled from Eden, detail of the pulpit by Hendrik Frans Verbruggen, 1699, original photograph by Myrabella ; the nave, original photography by Kiban; a stained glass window, original photograph by M0tty ; The Biblical Magi at the west portal, original photograph by Ymblanter ; the organ, original photograph by Campania ; the choir, original photograph by yoko ; and finally, stained glass window, original photograph by Donaldytong. The original photographs have been modified)
Photo: Brussels lit up its main square in Union Jack colours to say goodbye to the British, who are leaving the EU today. They continue to show us more respect, kindness and friendship than we ever showed them or ever deserved. (source)