Tag Archives: Belgium

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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Fun With Maps

The Belgium-based international crew at Khuan+Ktron are gaining renown for their whimsical, colorful and eccentric work. They’ve built a solid reputation with off-beat typographics, books, posters,¬†infographics, brochures, ad work and lots of magazine covers. This set of marvelous maps is … Continue reading

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Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts

Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a fairytale castle or a troll’s lair? How about in the hold of an ancient boat, or in a giant wodden horse? If you have, the quirky little La Balade Des … Continue reading

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Sleeping Around

These days, we see all kinds of pop-ups appearing in cities and towns around the world. There have been pop-up restaurants, bars, stores, museums and kiosks. But Antwerp, Belgium‘s Sleeping Around¬†may be the first moveable, pop-up hotel. Using six recycled, … Continue reading

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No Pine Scent Whatsoever

For decades, the Flemish city of Hasselt, Belgium has erected a lovely, traditional Christmas tree in the city’s Grotemarkt main square. But this holiday season has brought a charmingly novel approach to the tradition. Working with local residents, the Belgian … Continue reading

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I’ll Drink To That

When the private company that provided night bus service in Ghent, Belgium stopped the operation, the municpal government found an innovative solution with an unlikely partner. In the new collaboration, the Antwerp-based brewery De Koninck agrred to cover the cost … Continue reading

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Bookyard

Tuscan-born artist Massimo Bartolini has created a charming plein air library for this year’s Track festival in beautiful Ghent, Belgium. Bartolini’s instatallation, Bookyard, is a series of 12 long bookshelves set in the vinyard of the medieval Sint-Pieters Abbey in … Continue reading

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Salon Du Chocolat

Every Fall Paris attracts serious chocoholics for the annual Salon Du Chocolat at France’s largest exhibition center, the Porte de Versailles. The delecious show covers the world of chocolate from the cocoa bean growers based in Africa and South America … Continue reading

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Belgium : The Last Horse Fishermen

Oosterduinkerke, on the coast of Flanders, is the last place in Europe to see the 500 year-old tradition of commercial fishing by horseback.

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The End of An Era

Thanks to Nicky Gardner for this story. When Tobias Smollett left England for France in 1763 he was in no particular rush to get anywhere. The famously ill-tempered Smollett made his way to Dover, complaining about the cold and comfortless … Continue reading

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