Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ghent’s Cathedral, its masterpieces & a whale

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Ghent’s Cathedral is a remarkable tall building measuring about 90 m, in the Flemish city of Belgium. The today’s building is a result of a construction and transformation project which took centuries to complete. The…

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Ghent, where medievality & modernity live together

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Spending one day in Ghent is enough to feel the city’s dynamic life, appreciate its architectural heritage and find out more about its rich history. While walking we noticed the traces of the fourteen centuries…

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Ghent Altarpiece glorifies Christianity

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For years I struggled to go to Ghent and see the original of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, which is known as the Ghent Altarpiece, a representative World Heritage art masterpiece housed by the…

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Brussels’s 2018 Flower Carpet honours a longstanding Mexican tradition

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Every two years Brussels’s Grand Place becomes the World’s Begonia Capital. Belgian horticulturists craft a flower carpet which has been a unique touristic attraction over the past 47 years. This year’s event is dedicated to…

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Brussels’s Royal Palace speaks Belgian

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Belgium, our adoptive country, proves to be the bridge between Germanic and Latin Europe. Over the centuries, the historical context enhanced the country’s culture, making it particular and complex to a certain extent. Belgium is…

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Aachen or how to connect tradition to modernity

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We never get tired of visiting Aachen, the westernmost German city, closed to the Belgian border. This is the fourth time when we went to see it. From Brussels it takes about one hour and…

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Leiden’s rhythmic lifestyle & rich cultural heritage

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We visited the Dutch city of Leiden for a second time in July this year. From the first visit we could only remember the beautiful houses lining up across the two sides of the canals.…

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