Obscure Passages



The Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries

The Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries

Localization: Bruxelles - Belgium.

Destination: Unknown.

Discovered by: Unknown.

Ferryma,: No.

Status: Possible opening.

Means: Passage.
Additional information: Axel William.


   The Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries are not far from the town square of Brussels. In the purest style of the galleries which were born almost everywhere in Europe with the nineteenth century, those are nothing more than a passage from the street of Market-with-Grass to the street of the Rider.

   Or perhaps could it be a passage towards the Obscure Cities. In any case, a document of obscure origin showing Constant Abeels in these same galleries indeed exists. From where is this document coming? How Constant Abeels could have sauntered in these galleries? Are There similar galleries in the city of Brüsel? All those questions remain a mystery.

   New quite strange events could however bring new elements concerning this quite mysterious place. An exposure-spectacle, called "Brussels in scene" indeed opened during spring 2003 in the undergrounds of the galleries. This exposure comprises several elements which point out the Obscure Cities. As for example this tram 81 which seems straight coming from Brüsel and which strangely points out the coarse make-up of the subway station Porte of Hal. Or, what could explain well the quite strange presence of balustrades of the house of the people of Victor Horta in this exposure?

   Our surprise was very great when, while we were contemplating some photographs on a wall we then saw the quite recognizable character of the painter Augustin Desombres. Although no legend was written, it was well him which on this photography, was sat at table in an unknown building. The link between the galleries, its undergrounds, this exposure with which the awkward make-up of obscure demonstrations does not delude anybody and the Obscure Cities seemed increasingly obvious.

   At this point in time this strange event occurred. While we were going to take a new photography of the place, a guard suddenly intervened prohibiting to us to take it. "the photographs are prohibited" says us the guard. Why this prohibition? Would the authorities like to avoid any trace of proof of a Passage in this place? Or would they fear, as in the museum of Augustin Desombres, that any photography using flash would allow the Passage? Our investigations had unfortunately to stop there, under the pressure of the vigilance of the guard...