January 02, 2016

Happy 2016

How 'bout starting the year on an optimistic note with something typically Belgian and something everyone likes? A colorful note by our oldest living cartoonist Marc Sleen (born in 1922) on a wall in  Antwerp should do the trick. This wall with Sleen's most famous character Nero who embarks on a journey to the North Pole adds to the charm of the well known Kloosterstraat.
"This street has charming antique and vintage design stores dispersed all over. It’s a small district that comes alive on Sunday, provided that the weather is dandy.This amiable avenue harbors several venues where you can enjoy a beverage and an excellent meal. You even get to witness some locals wandering through this delightful decor. People who say that money can’t buy you happiness don’t know where to shop apparently!" from http://www.spottedbylocals.com/antwerp/kloosterstraat/


  1. Replies
    1. thank you, Lou.
      I noticed you have several blogs.. will need some time to check them all out.

  2. Nice area, nice pics!
    Looking forward to your posts in 2016.

    1. would you believe I visited this for the first time last week
      want to return asap
      re posts in 2016: daarvoor doen we het hee :)
      hope you are enjoying Italia! wish I were there!

  3. Wonderful cartoon mural on that building. Everyone walking past must smile.

  4. Happy New Year to you too!
    Great, this.

  5. Ah, this Is an excellent and cheerful choice for 2016.