Style Street

The entire city is spun in stylish threads, as if Antwerp were pivoted on the very idea of fashion. Every corner I turned, quirky, elegant, funky, hip bodies sashayed about in busy bustles. It was hard to imagine that this Belgian city was once just a trade hub for merchants, middlemen and labourers. Except for…

Ieper (Ypres): The Horror That Was!

It was a cold sunny morning when we arrived at Ieper – less than an hour’s drive from Brussels. Our host met us under the well-known Menin Gate, a ‘Missing Memorial’ built in 1927. And 1928 onwards, the local fire brigade has been organising ‘The Last Post‘, a 10 minutes play which is performed everyday, right in…

Brussels: Clowning Caper

One of those famous, and possibly the first few alluring comic creators was Belgium’s Hergé – better known for his character, Tintin. Actually, the French phonetic sounds of the initials of his birth name Remi George formed Hergé. It was this luminary designer who made comics international. Even though he had not travelled till after…