50 shades of green

50 shades of green at Parc de la Hérronière in Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels.

The Orient-Express at Gare du Midi

Yesterday morning I gave a guided tour at the Orient-Express exhibition at Train World. In the afternoon I managed to arrive on time at the Gare du Midi to see the Orient-Express Train during its stop in Brussels! It was great! I admired the cars and their internal refined marquetry decorations. I have to admit…

A Romanesque cloister

The Romanesque cloister of the Basilica of Our Lady of Tongeren. Part of it dates from the 12th century. You can enter the cloister  and  the garden at the end of a tour of the Teseum, which houses one of the largest and richest church treasures in the Low Countries. This view is just icing…

Self-portrait by Antoon van Dyck

Even though this portrait was frequently attributed to Rubens, a recent investigation proved that it was painted by Van Dyck himself. The magnetic gaze of the young artist catches the eye of the visitors inside the Rubens House in Antwerp. 

The Orient-Express at Train World

In this period, I have the honor to give guided tours at the exhibition “Orient-Express” hosted at Train World. Until 17 April 2022 you can discover many objects, documents and posters related to the world of the Orient Express which are added to the permanent collection of this great museum. My favorite part: enter the…

An evening walk in Bruges

In January I’ve been busy on a road trip around Belgium focused on art. I showed my client many wonders of this beautiful country. When we were in Bruges we had an evening walk along the canal in order to rest our eyes from all the beauties we saw in the Sint-Janshospitaal and the Groeninge Museum.

The Saint Martin’s Basilica in Halle

A glimpse through the buildings to the tower of the Saint Martin’s Basilica in Halle. This is one of the belfries listed as a World Heritage Site and located in Flanders.The Basilica is worth a visit.

The park of the Enghien Castle

A walk in the Enghien Castle park is a very pleasant activity, especially on a sunny day. It is listed as a major cultural heritage of Wallonia!There you can find gardens, statues and historical buildings.One of them is of course the Castle, which you can see in the picture. The current building dates back from the…

A walk in Antwerp

Two weeks ago I was in Antwerp with a group. We visited the Cathedral of Our Lady and admired the painting of Rubens. We walked along the Meir, a vibrant street which was packed! At the end of the day we enjoyed the Christmas lights along the river, as you can see on the picture. 

At Saint John’s Hospital Museum

Yesterday I spent the day in Bruges with a small group from Mexico. We visited the Saint John’s Hospital Museum.It was one of the oldest hospitals in Europe and nowadays hosts a collection of medical instruments and artwork, including some masterpieces by Hans Memling.