A conference in Italy

I just came back from Italy, where I had the chance to participate to a conference organized by the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobilities & Humanities. The event took place at the University of Padoua. I presented the results from my PhD…

A colorful railway station

Liège Guillemins railway station decorated with colorful panels. It’s a temporary art installation by DANIEL BUREN.

At Ooidonk Castle

I finally had the chance to visit again the Ooidonk Castle with a group. The castle is nowadays home to the 6th Count and Countess t’Kint de Roodenbeke and their children. A fellow colleague led us into many beautiful rooms finely decorated and furnished, and let us discover artworks and historical facts about the previous…

The cityscape of Mechelen

The cityscape of Mechelen seen from the Het Anker Brewery. My group loved the profuse whiskey scent of the barrels storage (yes, they produce that too!) and the panoramic view of the city. The guided tour inside the brewery (including a beer tasting!) and the walk in the center of this beautiful city were certainly…

My last weeks

Where have I been in the last weeks? A bit everywhere in Belgium with different groups. One of the tours lasted 5 days. My favorite moments of it: – Meatballs with tomato sauce and a Curtius beer (top left).  – A walk in the Minnewater park in Bruges (top right). – The Strépy-Thieu boat lift…

Ready for a new adventure

Where have I been in the last weeks?  Around Belgium with a group, as usual. In the pics, some highlights of this last trip. 1) The Stock Exchange building in Antwerp. 2) The Palace of Margaret of Austria in Mechelen. 3) Bruges in the early morning 4) Water and flowers in Ghent And today I’m…

A walk on the Blankenberge beach

A walk on the Blankenberge beach, the best way of starting the day. Waking up early gives me a head start on my day. It makes me feel more energetic during guided tours and help me get more work done during my office time (yes, tour guides have that too!). Belgium is the perfect country…

Colorful umbrellas in Veurne

A few days ago, on a really warm and sunny day, I had the pleasure to stop in the city center of Veurne for a walk. My favorite part of the city is certainly the Sint-Walburgapark, located behind the Grote Markt (2nd pic) where I found these colorful umbrellas!

A gigantic whale in Ostend

An incredible artwork by Dzia & Sons This gigantic whale is located at Parking P1 Station-Zee, just a few minutes’ walk from the Ostend train station building.