In the footsteps of Tintin – a royal stop

We are at the second stop of our Tintin walk. And this one is right opposite The Royal Park: it’s the Royal Palace. So how is this building connected with Tintin? Remember the album King Ottokar’s Sceptre? In the first images, you see Tintin having a walk in the park. Afterwards, he crosses a street and there you see a glimpse of an enormous building; that’s the Royal Palace.

Moreover, it more or less reappears later in the same comic book, when Tintin travels to the Kingdom of Syldavia. You can clearly see that Hergé was thinking about the Royal Palace when he drew the palace of King Muskar XII. And have you ever wondered how Hergé invented the Syldavian language? It’s simply based on the dialect, spoken in the “Marollen”, a quarter of Brussels, where the poor working classes lived and still lived.


  • trixfred30 November 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    This is great. I love Tintin. Keep it going!

    • thesweetkitten November 8, 2011 at 9:12 am

      Thank you for the encouragement!

  • BongoDogOwner November 9, 2011 at 5:42 am

    This is fun. I guess I’m going to have to see that movie.

  • plr November 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    plr heya,
    just discovered you on yahoo. Nice write-up, I was just thinking about some thing very similar. May start blogging myself! Kudos plr

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