Monthly Archives: September 2012

Blog Mile Post 100,000+ Views

Meanwhile, I’m back in California.  The Counter on this little WordPress blog zapped past the ‘100,000 views’ marker.  That’s not unique views, just views. Advertisements

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Belgium – (10) – Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower (Brussels)

Just beyond a statue of an Ocean God, I presume this is probably Neptune, depicted here in his classical Greek style, surrounded by a dried-out fountain with currently-not-very-slippery copper or bronze mermaids… just beyond this lies a Chinese Pavilion… And … Continue reading

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Belgium – (9) – Street Art and Slogans on Walls in Leuven

These photos below show just a few examples of guerilla street art (non-permitted, but often tolerated). Stickers on pipes and electric boxes are fairly common.  Graffiti on boring blank walls that aren’t somebody’s neat private residence, as well as on … Continue reading

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Belgium – (8) – The Restored ‘Atomium’ of Expo 1958

Expo 58, also known as the Brussels World’s Fair of 1958, (in Dutch/Flemish: Brusselse Wereldtentoonstelling; or in French:  Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles.  See more HERE), was held from 17 April to 19 October 1958.  It was the first major World’s Fair after World War II.  The ‘Atomium’, … Continue reading

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Belgium – (7) – Nature Preserve ‘De Maten’ near Genk, with Artist Guides

In the Northwest Belgium, between the towns of Genk and Hasselt, lies a bit of natural beauty, ‘De Maten’, a mixture of creeks, ponds, mixed forest and purple moorlands.   A couple photos… Friends, both artists, showed me around:  Check … Continue reading

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Belgium – (6) – A Couple Art Galleries in Knokke…

It was a Monday, and apparently the bird sanctuary and tidal nature preserve ‘Het Zwin‘ (by the North Sea on the Dutch-Belgian border), is closed on Mondays…  So we had lunch and a walk in the nearby Knokke instead.  Part … Continue reading

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Belgium – (5) – Surrealist-Realist Influences at the Paul Delvaux Museum in St-Idesbald on the Belgian North Sea Coast

On one of these wonderful end-of-summer days, my dad and I went to the beach town of Saint-Idesbald, between Koksijde en de Panne (in Flanders/Belgium, near France) to visit the Paul Delvaux Museum,  http://www.delvauxmuseum.com/.  (I find the way that website … Continue reading

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