Namur, a city, a municipality, capital of the province of the same name in Wallonia, in Belgium, which I call my new hometown, has two perfumers on its territory. Both have one thing in common: Atelier de la Parfumerie Delforge is located in the heart of the Citadel with the shop in a former military … Continue reading
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COLD WAR MARY. A layered tale.
In January 2021, the first-ever study connecting the Cold War to the field of popular religiosity and Marian devotion was published. The back cover of the book reads: “One hardly known but fascinating aspect of the Cold War was the use of the holy Virgin Mary as a warrior against atheist ideologies.” (click on thumbnail … Continue reading
COMÈS ET LA GUERRE… COMÈS AND WAR
…une exposition et une publication (an exposition and publication) After the retrospective exhibition Didier Comès – L’Encrage ardennais (2016-2017), the Piconrue – Musée de la Grande Ardenne in Bastogne located in the Walloon Region in the Province of Luxembourg once again exhibits the works of the Master of Graphic storytelling (the 9th Art) through a … Continue reading
My summer solstice walk.
The longest day of the year is a perfect time for a walk through Frijthout in my hometown of Hove. Especially when trumpet music accompanied the opening of the temporary open-air exhibition ‘Light gives comfort (Licht en Troost).’ About twenty works of art are spread over the landscape park and garden of the castle of … Continue reading
(click on thumbnail to enlarge picture) Mushrooms are fun to photograph when you walk through an avenue of beautiful trees nearby my neighborhood in Hove. What makes them so special and why are they called the tip of the iceberg? Because mushrooms help trees talk to each other. So the fairy tales of white/red dotted … Continue reading