Category Archives: Culture

Turkey anno 2002 #2 Antalya and Side inside out

With it 378,726 citizens in 1990 Antalya looked a vibrant city were I was very well treated in a very modern hospital, though I had paid for an all in hotel only my wife and son could stay there while … Continue reading

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Turkey anno 2002 #1 Aspendos

In the palindrome year, the first since 1991, a few moths after the 17th FIFA World Cup and months before Turkey’s 15th general election was held on 3 November 2002 following the collapse of the DSP-MHP-ANAP coalition led by Bülent … Continue reading

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Turkey inbetween two visits

Three years after our visit in 1992 Turkey hoped to find a connection with the European Union willing to have it become a member. Nikolas Sarkozy was not the only politician who dared to speak out loud that “Turkey has … Continue reading

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The Lion King – Circle of Life

Adding to Circle Of Life Surprise in NYC Subway: Remembering the original, you may also find since 1995, The Lion King WWW Archive, the premier site for information, multimedia, and online services for fans of Disney’s The Lion King. The 20th … Continue reading

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Circle Of Life Surprise in NYC Subway

A Google connection brought this video to my attention. The 1994 American animated musical adventure film The Lion King produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures soon found its way to the stage. After the … Continue reading

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Dominique Ampe Sr. at Haagdijk

The Haagdijk in Breda is traditionally one of the three entrances to the old city center of Breda, next to the Ginnekenstraat and Boschstraat. The Haagdijk is located close to the port and the extension of the Long Brugstraat and … Continue reading

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The first hemicycle of the European Parliament

Originally posted on European Parliamentary Research Service:
During its first years of activity, the European Parliament held its plenary sittings in different locations, made available by other Institutions or by the hosting countries. It was only in 1973, with the…

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Flames of Louvain – Leuven 1914 an attempt to destroy a civilisation

On 19 August, 1914, two weeks after the invasion of Belgium, German troops attacked the city of Leuven (Louvain). There were 200 civilians killed, 1,100 houses destroyed. Leuven being a university town with a very interesting library saw 300,000 books … Continue reading

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A good team to guaranty a musical about the First World War

Director Frank Van Laecke has proven to be at home in the market of entertainment. He has directed musical, theatre and opera productions. This year we are remembering 100 years of something which can not easily be called a ‘theatre … Continue reading

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Michael Smuin and Intended broad appeal

In Belgium we had a lady who knew that it was better to reach many people and give them enjoyment with movement.  {Read about her (Jeanne Brabants) in the obituary for 2014: “Having a responsibility to the public” at the … Continue reading

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