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Madrid for the third time

Madrid for the third time

This time, March 2018, we stayed in another neighbourhoud than the previous times. Staying in another district gives a whole new perspective of the city. We stayed in the posh Salamanca area, where Prada, Gucci, Chanel and Armani all have a shop just around the corner. Not that I was in any way interested. On … Lees verder

De nieuwe kennismakingsweek aan het Amterdamse school voor Theater en Dans 2017-2018.

De nieuwe kennismakingsweek aan het Amterdamse school voor Theater en Dans 2017-2018.

  Dit schooljaar is op een iets andere manier gestart dan de voorbije jaren. Er worden vanaf dit jaar enkele hervormingen doorgevoerd in de opleidingen. Een eerste verandering is een nieuwe naam voor de school. Vanaf het schooljaar 2016-2017 wordt de Amsterdamse Toneelschool & Kleinkunstacademie, de ‘Academie voor Theater en Dans’. Tijdens het vorige schooljaar werd … Lees verder

Berlin beyond the Pergamon museum, East Side gallery and Checkpoint Charlie.

Berlin beyond the Pergamon museum, East Side gallery and Checkpoint Charlie.

This was my second visit to Berlin. Last time I was here was in 2013. At that time I visited all the usual suspects: East-Side gallery, Holocaust memorial and museum, the Reichstag, the Pergamon museum on Museuminsel, Hackeschen Höfe, Unter den Linden, Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, the Tiergarten, Brandenburger Tor, the Neue Wache and KaDeWe. We did all … Lees verder

‘A building should tell a story.’ Daniel Libeskind

‘A building should tell a story.’ Daniel Libeskind

And that is exactly what the Judische Museum in Berlin built by Daniel Libeskind does. The large grey building, made out of concrete and clad in zinc sheeting, commemorates the numerous lives lost in the holocaust. ‘How long would it take to recite the names of the 6 million people that died?’ was a question … Lees verder

Seville, city of sweets, nativity and Easter.

Seville, city of sweets, nativity and Easter.

Seville is a city drowned in tradition. We visited the week before Christmas, and the athmosphere was as merry as it can get. Everybody is doing their Christmas shopping, buying Christmas sweets from the monasteries and famous bakeries and buying lottery tickets. Choirs are singing in the streets, brass bands are playing on the plazas, … Lees verder

List of events in Bruges in 2018

List of events in Bruges in 2018

As a tourist it can be very gratifying to take part in cultural or other events in the city you visit. Bruges has many great cultural events throughout the year, that are primarily organised for locals but can also accommodate or interest visiting tourists. Theatre can be difficult because not everyone speaks Dutch. But concerts, … Lees verder

Two days in Moscow.

Two days in Moscow.

Two days in Moscow : the Metro tour, Pushkin museum, two of the seven sisters, the Jewish museum of tolerance, the Upper Saint Peter monastery and the Moscow museum of modern art. My first trip to Moscow was in the month of May. While the weather forecast predicted very sunny and warm weather in Belgium, … Lees verder