There is a wonderful mixed Baroque/Gothic church with lots of fancy Baroque ornamentation not far from Antwerp's red light district. It is called St Paul's Church and what they don't tell you the printed documentation is that during a fire which destroyed the roof in the 1960s, the precious paintings were saved by the call girls working nearby. There they were in half undress, carrying huge works from the building into the night.
When you read the chequered histories of such buildings, you wonder that anything is left of the artworks and sculptures at all.
|Exterior additions over|
the hell grottos.