Obscure Passages



The fine arts museum of Tournai

The fine arts museum of Tournai

Localization: Tournai - Belgium.

Destination: Unknown.

Discovered by: Unknown.

Ferryman: No.

Status: Closed.

Means: Passage.


   Victor Horta, large architect and influential member of the "sect of Brüsel" is the designer of this museum. As it is known, with the support of other members of the sect quite as eminent that him such as Ernest Solvay, Horta made build various buildings which all as much ones that the others are potential Passage places. Among those, one can quote the house of the people and the Autrique house. One can only wonder besides why it was put as much of eagerness to destroy the work of Horta after its death if it is not to make disappear forever all possibilities of passage towards the Obscure cities.

   The palace of the fine arts of Tournai was one of last works of Victor Horta. It never was the subject of suspicions until October 1996 where singular ghost forms appeared in the museum. Run on the spot, many researchers saw in these forms the one of the urbatecte Eugen Robick and the prefiguration of the history of Mary Von Rathen.

   Nevertheless, all these demonstrations suddenly ended the 5 January 1997 and it seems since then that if a passage had been possible during these few months, it was definitively closed then..