The Reason Why This See-Through Church Was Built Will Make You Lament

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A group of artists and architects in Limburg, Belgium pieced together 100 columns and 2,000 layers of steel to create this see-through church.


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The structure was created by a firm called Gijs Van Vaerenbergh as part of a contemporary art project.

They named it “Reading Between The Lines.”


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The church is 10 meters high. From the foot of the hill, it looks like a solid piece of architecture. But as you climb up, the building seems to vanish into strips of solid lines — a visually stunning experience that will hold you in awe.

The church is not only perched right on top of a scenic hillock, it’s also right below a majestic view of the Milky Way at night, making its location even more heavenly.


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Although the structure may not serve the traditional purpose of holding religious services, it does have an important function: it is a poignant reminder of the “emptying out” of churches in the area.


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So this coming sunday, why not make your local church a little less empty, and pay it a visit.


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