Photographer's Note

In the "Begijnhof" (Beguinage) of Diest you can find this group of statues of "Begijnen". Begijnen were religious women (who were not nuns) who lived together in comunities, located in one seperate part of the city.
You can find these "Begijnhoven" in Bruges, Kortrijk, Lier, Hoogstraten, Mechelen, Diest aso.

A wider view of this beguinage

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Additional Photos by Wolf JW (wautersw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 96 N: 529] (3647)
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