The grave of the lost fugitives


In the center of Antwerp, in the garden of the St-Paulus Church you can find this remarkable grave. It's a bit hidden in the corner of the churches backyard and is hardly visited by any tourists.

A sign on the grave says that the grave is dedicated to all the fugitives that came to the city, known and unknown, some of them made it, most of them died trying to get there. Even today.

Picture by Harry Fabel

The artwork depicts a figure trying to get out of a grave, a place where he got in unexpectedly after trying to start a new life.

You can find the grave at this address: Sint-Paulusstraat 22, Antwerp.