The Civil Crypt in Laeken Cemetery, Brussels

The Civil Crypt in Laeken Cemetery, Brussels. (Image: P.J.L Laurens. The Civil Crypt in Brussels’ Laeken Cemetery)

The Laeken Cemetery on the northern edge of Brussels is one of the most famous burial grounds in Belgium. Beneath the adjoining Church of Our Lady of Laeken is the final resting place of the Belgian royal family. But the haunting space pictured above is not the Royal Crypt of Belgium. Rather it’s the Civil Crypt, an eerily intriguing scene snapped by P.J.L Laurens.

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