August 26, 2018

Hergé museum in Louvain-la-Neuve

"Wonderful Hergé museum in Louvain La Neuve outside Brussels. Building is architecturally very interesting and attractive, collection beautifully displayed, and learned a lot about the creator. A must see".

Thank you Bonnie for sharing your impression of your Tintin visit with TiB 

August 19, 2018

Edgard Tytgat in Schiedam, the Netherlands

 I have asked for contributions in my previous post and here is the first one about the exhibition dedicated to Tytgat in Schiedam. Looking forward to getting more Belgium related posts and pictures from you, readers. 

August 14, 2018

Belgium's hot summer

A good friend complained to me yesterday. She expressed her disapproval: “Why are you not posting anymore? Why do I still see that little man?” She was referring to my last entry posted on the occasion of the soccer World Cup? We were enjoying a girls luncheon and soon enough another one joined the complaint: I used to like your photo's. They were cool. She lives abroad, and I assume that this little touch of whatever Belgium does something for her in one way or other.  A third one suggested that I look at the blog as if it offers an exposition opportunity.
My answer: what's the point?  I do not have that much ‘free’ time on my hands, I do not take pictures like I used to anymore, I never carry my heavy camera around these days. My photographic activity is limited to point and shoot, mostly using my telephone (while driving .. shh.. I mean, while parked at the red light  or stuck in traffic jams, there are many of those in Brussels). 
Ok, so here we go again ....Here's to Chris, Vera, Myriam! 
I hope the visitors of this blog can live with telephone quality pictures. 
Better still,  send me your photo's or messages or whatever you have that connects you to Belgium, and I will gladly lend this forum to you.
Above, what a summer we had or are having! I am thoroughly enjoying and hope you are too! 

May 19, 2018

Pensions and traffic

I should have known better than to venture to the center of Brussels but I honestly thought that I would stay ahead of the protesters...unfortunately I misjudged, only by a few minutes, but still.
Regardless of what their claims are and whether they are justified or not.....I was stuck for what seemed forever and  have to admit I felt no sympathy, none whatsoever.

April 06, 2018

April 03, 2018

March 22, 2018

Behind every corner ..

Also this...
Luckily I was on foot and thoroughly enjoying my walk in Brussels' Bois de la Cambre/Terkamerenbos a few days ago. 
Expected by no-one. Every-one got caught.
A fruitful day for our friends from the law enforcement department. 

March 16, 2018

Snow in March

People claim that a few snowflakes bring this country to a complete standstill. 
More snow is on the way tomorrow... which is rather unusual in March except in the Ardennes. 
I do enjoy the photo opportunities that come with it.

March 05, 2018


"un Belga" undoubtedly refers to cigarettes - at one time smoking a Belga was considered an expression of national pride. 
"Made in 1923 in Antwerp by the family Vander Elst, the Belgian had reached such a patriotic Germans have banned its production in 1941.
 The projects of the painter René Magritte (1898-1967) who took his wife Georgette as model were rejected by Tabacofina, only to say the care was made to choose "Miss Belga." For a Belgian, smoking in that time was synonymous with "nationalism."

January 10, 2018

Lonely bird

Wishing all of you a splendid 2018
May the new year bring you sunshine,  health and happiness , less rain and more photo opportunities than ever before.