Not only Brussels has it

Do we find Art Nouveau only in Brussels? Of course not! Let’s talk about this beautiful façade located in Tournai! This Art Nouveau house was built in 1903 by the architect Georges de Porre for Valentin Hoër, a German jeweler. After being damaged during the Second World War, it was acquired by the architect Walter…

Manolo in Bruges

My assistant Manolo really wanted to enjoy the last day of Christmas vibes in Bruges. We went there and walked all day around the city. I showed him narrow hidden streets and beautiful churches. In one of the pictures, you can see Manolo admiring the tondo in enameled terracotta, depicting a Madonna with Child (a…

Discovering Belgian art with a Spanish group

Cold weather and traffic cannot stop me! I met the bravest tourists ever, never afraid of discovering Belgium! Walking around with freezing temperatures and queuing on highways are a big part of my job as a tour guide in winter time. But I have to be honest with you, what do I remember about the…

A week in the Netherlands

I finally find a moment to share with you a few pics from my last week. I spent more than one week in the Netherlands, being part of the organization team of a big event. What can I say? I missed Belgium but Amsterdam is beautiful! I saw so many interesting places and met wonderful…

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…