Category Archives: Belgium, Brussels

Brussels … creating sci-fi movie heaven (unintentionally) at the space age Atomium

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Not that I was there especially, but witnessing the first European solar eclipse of the century in the Belgian city of Antwerp didn’t look promising on the morning of 20th March 2015. Yet, at 10.30am local time and close to … Continue reading

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Brussels … celebrating Christmas with ‘Game of Thrones’ style nativities, rubbish carousels and the Funny Christmas Ice Monster?

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At first glance, Brussels seems to have a rather elegant, magical take on Christmas:       Whilst walking around the Belgian capital early in December (2014), I couldn’t help but notice a few unusual and rather weird touches to … Continue reading

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Brussels … where one cannot help but be ‘drawn’ to the city’s splendid array of Comic Strip Murals

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Question 1: Name a Belgian comic artist and his/her most famous character? Answer: Georges Remi aka Hergé, the creator of Tintin. Question 2: Now name another. Answer: … er … Well, one would be forgiven for not being able to, … Continue reading

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Brussels … Manneken, Jeanneke, Zinneke (and taking the) Pis. Urinary obsessions in the Belgian capital

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So here he is, the Manneken Pis (“Little Man Pee”), the symbol of Brussels. Like most Brusseleans, I am rather fond of Manneken and always pay him a visit when passing through the city. Most of the time he is naked but … Continue reading

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