The biggest of the installations is the Alley of Thoughts, eight sculptures from the late 1990s, set up in the nave of the ruined Abbey church.
In the south transept you'll find Folon's Everyman as a guardian angel.
In the gardens he is carrying fish.
There are real fish too.
Like all of us, he's ready for a journey.
But what's in his case? The journey itself?
Or the destination? (Note the birds flying out of the suitcase towards me.)
This was Folon's final sculpture.
Even without Folon, the abbey is tremendously atmospheric.
It's only 45 minutes by car from Brussels, and for a bonus you can take a short detour to the Pierre-Qui-Tourne at Court-Saint-Étienne. Well worth a trip in these darker times.