Finally I made it – last summer – to Baarle-Hertog (Baerle-Duc) and Baarle-Nassau (Baerle-Nassau) in Belgium and in the Netherlands and in the Netherlands and in Belgium. I convinced, coerced, forced (it’s his choice which) Oriol to take me there.
Zoo Antwerpen and Zoo Planckendael cancel their ‘China Light‘ festival of winter 2020-2021. The reason? COVID-19 and coronavirus countermeasures.
We all realise by now that the aviation industry is in it’s biggest crisis ever. One year ago airlines were growing, buying new planes and launching new destinations. The only challenge was finding enough qualified staff to fly those planes. Today looks very different. No one can predict the future, but let’s take a look…
The governments (yes plural) of Belgium have announced even tighter coronavirus countermeasures. It’s a second lockdown, new Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (Open Vld) said.
In July, Steve and I stayed a weekend in The Hague in the Netherlands. One of our activities was the Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis.
Kink and fetish festival Darklands in Antwerp cancels its 2021 edition. It pins its hopes on a 2022 homecoming.
The Province of Antwerp scraps the curfew and the mandatory wearing of a face covering at all times. But governor Cathy Berx urges people to always have a face covering with you to wear when necessary.
The Province of Antwerp is adapting some corona countermeasures. The curfew is now 1.30 AM to 5.30 AM. Governor Cathy Berx speaks of “nachtklok” (night clock) instead of “avondklok” (evening clock). It doesn’t translate into English.
The thirteenth edition of Antwerp Pride is over. Antwerp Pride 2021 will take place from 12 tot 15 August. Hopefully free from coronavirus countermeasures.
On Friday, Luke Jerram premiered his flag art ‘In Memoriam‘ at Park Spoor Noord in Antwerp. Amidst coronavirus countermeasures, it one of few artworks for Zomer van Antwerpen.