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.
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.
De Carrousel will host its first performance on 8 May. De Carrousel is a mobile open-air amphitheatre with a revolving stage, which will be located at three unique locations in and around Antwerp from until 26 December 26 2021.
Today and tomorrow is Erfgoeddag or Heritage Day in Flanders and in Antwerp. Theme for the 20th edition is ‘The Night‘.
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival (AQAF) has announced dates for the 2021 edition. The festival will start on Saturday the 7th of August and end on Sunday the 29th. With the emphasis on on the first week: 7 to 15 of August.
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.
Until 1 August 2021, Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp holds the exhibition ‘On the road with Plantin. Travel in the 16th Century‘.
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.
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.
The Cogels-Osylei in district Berchem is the gateway and the jewel on the crown in the Zurenborg neigbourhood of Antwerp.