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Brussels:

The Black Dear Lady
(De Zwerte Lieve Vrouw)

In the church St. Catherine (open daily 7-7), Place St. Catherine, downtown Brussels. 15th century, 100 cm, light stone painted black.

photos: Ella Rozett

In 1744 sailors threw this statue into the river Senne, but instead of sinking to the bottom it was later found floating on a piece of turf, fished out, and venerated in Brussels.