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Why a Duck

I first discovered the dreamy near Surrealist paintings of the Belgian artist Paul Delvaux at the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels many decades ago. I was particularly drawn to his works on trains and train stations. Delvaux was … Continue reading

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Certainement pas The New Yorker

Over the years, I’ve seen quite a few attempts to pay homage to the brilliant cover art of the iconic The New Yorker magazine. None compares to the creativity of the project called The Brusseler  from Belgium’s Maison de L’Image … Continue reading

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The Feast of Venus

Last year, the Belgian tourist bureau VisitFlanders commissioned the folks at SkullMapping to create a wonderful bit of projection mapping to entertain passengers while they waited for flights at Brussels National Airport. With some clever digital trickery, a cheeky little … 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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House of European History

After ten years of planning, and a €55 million investment, The House of European History has finally opened in Brussels, Belgium. The new museum hopes to provide visitors with an overview of the history of Europe since the French Revolution and … 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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What’s In A Name

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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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Listen to the City

The French railway company Thalys recently launched an entertaining advertising campaign via billboards in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Each of the project freestanding billboards has a map of one of another trio city with 1,000 built-in audio jack ports. Passers-by … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Little Red Bus

There’s never a dull moment when daredevils of Frenchies’ Flying Circus challenge all notions of what the circus can be. “From Spain to Scotland, Brussels to Brévent, traveling by air, land and sea, they hit the road tumbling, flying, gliding … Continue reading

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