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The Saint-Géry Walk – Fish and Art


Brussels is a bilingual city; one of the consequences is that all the street names have a French and a Dutch variant. The funny thing is that the two names are not always the same. So in French we talk about the Marché aux Poissons (Fish Market), whereas in Dutch we refer to the same square as the Sint-Katelijneplein. To…

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A different Denmark – Men at Sea


One of the biggest attractions of Esbjerg is actually located outside the town, to the west and is called Men at Sea. Men at Sea is a bit like the Danish version of the huge statues on the Easter Island. Or as Wikipedia says, The Men at Sea is a 9 metre (30 feet) tall white monument of four seated males, located…

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Last Trip of 2012 – The church of Gorze


Since we hadn’t programmed any specific address on our GPS device, it took us right to the heart of Gorze. And what did we see there? The old collegiate church of Saint-Etienne. Looks like Saint-Etienne is quite a popular saint in this region of France, since the cathedral of Metz and the one in Toul are also dedicated to him.…

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Last Trip of 2012 – Inside Metz Cathedral


It already looked so beautiful at the outside, but as soon as Lars and I were inside the cathedral, we were simply blown away by its grandeur. This is what Wikipedia has to say about it: Saint-Stephen Cathedral is a Rayonnant Gothic edifice built with the local yellow Jaumont limestone. Like in French Gothic architecture, the building is compact, with slight projection of the transepts…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Experiencing Your Rainbow Panorama


The Viking and I had planned a visit to ARoS on Thursday 19 July. According to the weather forecast, there were going to be thunderstorms, so we thought it would be a good idea to be in a museum that day. So, we left Nyborg and about 90 minutes later we were in Aarhus: https://goo.gl/maps/PGc9g Although ARoS is one of…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Introducing Olafur Eliasson


During my first visit to Denmark, The Viking and I discovered the work of Olafur Eliasson. He quickly became one of our favorites: Olafur Eliasson (born 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish–Icelandic artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience. (source: Wikipedia) What we like about his work, is…

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Constructing a ski run


This weekend, we had a look at the site where the ski run is being constructed. The Kunstberg is one of the most beautiful locations in Brussels; it’s actually a big hill surrounded by museums. And from this Saturday on, people will sky between all these magnificent buildings! I took several pictures of the site. Once the ski run is…

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Going underground in Brussels


A couple of months ago, one of my students recommended a museum to me. It was called Coudenberg and he described as an “underground palace”. At that moment, I thought he was exaggerating a bit, but somehow it got stuck in my head. It took us some to get there though. First, we had our big summer trip, then some…

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