While he was abusing me, I promised to make him famous. He’s no star, nor a celebrity. He was just some bad-tempered Cloggy, travelling on the Amsterdam-Brussels-Midi intercity – second class.
Though I visit plenty car-boot sales, second-hand shops, ‘brocante‘ and flea-markets … This has yet to happen to me. What about you?
Plenty visitors, me included, loved the recent Art Deco & Paul Poiret exhibition at The Hague’s Gemeentemuseum. This exhibition, now closed, raised expectations high for ‘Art Nouveau in the Netherlands’, at the same museum.
Can Google Maps and other satnav software be trusted? Some swear by such software. Many swear at the software. Some unflappables allow some leeway.
While waiting for friends,staff at one of the museums I used to work for had a chat with me. They told me about their event, special guest, to sign up quickly. This monthly event is becoming very popular, but the number of tickets remains limited.
Brussels is getting ready. Getting ready to celebrate its 10th Museum Night Fever. What’s Museum Night Fever?
BRAFA, Brussels’ Art Fair, opened Saturday 21st of January with 132 antiquarians and gallery owners taking part this year. It takes place at Brussels’ Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port, till Sunday 29th of January.
It was raining so hard, Brussels’ streets looked like the Yangtze or Amazon. Stepping up hill against torrents hurrying downhill, I was glad to arrive at Wiertz’ house. This is now called the Wiertz Museum and can be found on top a hill right behind the European Parliament.
The Louvre and Booijmans van Beuningen are not the only museums. But their evacuation of art under threat, was temporary. The situation in a few Brussels museums and historical buildings differs greatly.
A visit to the Parlamentarium in Brussels should be compulsory! It should not only be obligatory for all citizens – especially politicians – of the European member states. Non-Europeans should visit it too! Especially with recent events in Europe, ranging from the financial and refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, Brexit to the appalling murder of Mrs Cox.