Antwerp’s Letterenhuis ft. Paul van Ostaijen exhibition

The Letterenhuis in Antwerp is the literary archive of Flanders. It collects and preserves manuscripts, letters, photographs and other documents by writers, poets, publishers and literary magazines from 1800 to the present. Thanh and I went for a visit while the ‘Boem Paukeslag. Bezette Stad 100!‘ exhibition was (is) on.

Kunsthaus Zürich art museum

My sister lives in Switzerland. She’s a hero at excursion and outing t(r)ips in the country and in her area, canton Zug, and adjacent cantons Zurich, Lucerne, Schwyz an Aargau. Together we visited Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich’s art museum. 

DIVA, Antwerp Home of Diamonds

Diamond, jewellery and silver wear museum DIVA in Antwerp opened in 2018, merging the collections of the Antwerp Diamond Museum and the Sterckshof Silver Museum of the Province of Antwerp. In January 2021, I finally made time for a proper visit, with Oriol. 

MIMA – Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in Brussels

Winter 2021. Yes COVID-19 is still a thing. But in Belgium, museums are open. So Thanh and I visited MIMA, the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in the Brussels municipality of St John’s Molenbeek (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek), making use of out museumPASSmusées. 

Vatican City & The Vatican Museums

Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Baarle-Hertog / Baarle-Nassau, Neutral Moresnet, Malta, Gibraltar. I love-love-love microstates, small nations and other quirks of geopolitical history. Primus inter pares is of course the Vatican or Vatican City in Rome. Last time I went, was in 2016, with Steve.