Making a slideshow about one man and his family’s story on preserving Myanmar’s puppetry tradition.Read More
In Yangon, one artist and his family are helping to save the country’s marionette heritage through education and staging puppet shows in their living room.Read More
“God made the world but the Dutch created the Netherlands” is a popular old saying amongst the Dutch. Some 15km from Rotterdam is a village by the name of Kinderdijk. Here is where remains today the largest concentration of windmills in one place. Built in the 18th century, these 19 windmills played a part in keeping the Netherlands…Read More
For one weekend a year, the public is invited to visit and discover Brussels’ historic monuments and city landmarks through guided tours and walks. Titled Journées du Patrimoine / Heritage Days, this annual event usually takes place on the last weekend of September. I had missed the Journées du Patrimoine in previous years as I wasn’t in town. So even…Read More
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…Read More
We spent most of yesterday browsing comics, better known as “bande dessinées“ or “BDs” in France and Francophone Brussels, as AB wanted to check out “Les Cités Obscures“. Illustrated by François Schuiten and written by Benoit Peeters, “Les Cités Obscures” is a series of graphic novels depicting a parallel universe to Earth. The series features independent city-states…Read More