Tag Archives: Belgium

Leviathan In Bruges

The New York City-based architecture and design group STUDIOKCA transformed more than four tons of plastic waste recovered from the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii into a four-story sculpture of a whale. The recycled leviathan was then installed in a picturesque … Continue reading

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The Mind Loves The Unkown

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown since meaning of the mind is itself unknown.”

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Miracle of Dunkirk

I had the opportunity to see Christopher Nolan’s exceptional film Dunkirk this past weekend and have been ruminating on the experience since. I won’t spoil the film by commenting much on the content, however I strongly urge you to view it on … Continue reading

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Brussels Book Days

Throughout the month of March, Belgium’s capital will be celebrating Brussels Book Days. The collaborative venture of the Foire du Livre de Bruxelles (Brussels Book Fair) and Passa Porta International Center for Literature celebrates the city’s passion for books and reading with … Continue reading

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Foire du Livre

I was amused to see that this year’s Foire du Livre de Bruxelles is being promoted by the city’s unofficial mascot. The Manneken Pis, a diminutive 17th century bronze statue, is dressed in a new print covered outfit and is … Continue reading

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Globoscope

Globoscope is an immersive traveling installation of sound actuated luminous spheres. Created by the Grenoble-based “artistic laboratory” of Collectif Coin, the peripatetic show originally launched in Lyon last year, moved to the Licht festival in Ghent, Belgium, and most recently … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking

The UK-based hotel booking site Hotels4U produced this amusing infographic that purports to identify the most popular dishes from 28 European countries. What do you think about the choice for your nation? Stroopwafel over pannenkoeken for the Netherlands, really?  

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Now Bruges Has It All

Bruges, Belgium is, with good reason, one of Europe’s most popular cities with travelers. Stunning architecture, romantic canals, beautiful churches, terrific art, and mind-blowingly fabulous chocolate—Bruges has it all. It even has the world’s only frites museum. Now Bruges has … Continue reading

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Friet, Frite or Fries It’s Friday

With its breathtaking Gothic city center, stunning Begijnhof, awe-inspiring medieval churches, wonderful museums and magnificent Belgian beer, Bruges has more than enough tourist magnetism to draw massive crowds. But to top it all off there’s the Friet Museum (Musée de … Continue reading

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It Takes A Train (station)

Much to the annoyance of my traveling companions, I love a good train station. Long lay-overs in train trips are just another opportunity to hang-out and explore a great station. Apparently, photographer Yannick Wegner feels the same way. His artful … Continue reading

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