Chocolate trail in Brussels

Belgian chocolate is reputed to be amongst the best in the world – the domestic consumption is one of the highest worldwide, as is its chocolate export trade. When I first moved to Brussels, I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t an artisan chocolatier at every other street corner. Large commercial brands such as Godiva, Neuhaus and Leonidas don’t…

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Travels in Old Russia // Voyage dans l’ancienne Russie

I recently wrote about travelling through time and space through photographs. This was inspired by photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) that we saw in an exhibition at Musée Zadkine in Paris. Titled “Voyage dans l’ancienne Russie” (Travels in Old Russia), the exhibition displays 100 photographs taken by Prokudin-Gorskii, a chemist who pioneered colour photography in Russia…

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New life for ABC, a former adult film cinema? // Une nouvelle vie pour l’ancien cinéma porno ABC à Bruxelles?

Last June, I wrote a post about old-school adult film cinemas in Brussels and Singapore. While this has not been outwardly one of my most popular posts (22 ‘likes’ at the time of writing), it is amongst the most frequently viewed articles on my blog. According to the statistics provided by WordPress, this post receives around 8-10…

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