Tag Archives: Genk

2014 Economics

Eurozone In this chapter looking on the year that Latvia officially adopted the euro as its currency becoming the 18th member of the Eurozone we could see in the West that more people did not manage any more to come … Continue reading

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Beyond Manifesta 9

When you go to Manifest 9 at Winterslag, one of three coal mines in Genk you also should take some time to visit the former mining site Genk’s star attraction C-Mine. The “C” now stands not for coal but for … Continue reading

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Pictorial view of Manifesta 9

Starting at C-mine in Genk (C-Mine and Manifesta 9), I took my amateur photo’s with my small Casio ExilimEx-S600 for my second viewing of Manifest 9: Next step: Waterschei, main exhibition building. (Winterslag nu als Creatief Centrum) That we are part of … Continue reading

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A second look at Manifesta 9

In Winterslag nu als Creatief Centrum and C-Mine and Manifesta 9 I brought my first comments on one of the top three visual arts events in Europe, the nomadic biennial Manifesta 9 in the old Waterschei mine site in Genk, Limburg province. … Continue reading

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C-Mine and Manifesta 9

By 1830 when iron and later steel became important in Wallonia the Belgian coal industry had long been established, and used steam engines for pumping. The Belgian coalfield lay near the navigable River Meuse, so coal was shipped downstream to … Continue reading

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Winterslag nu als Creatief Centrum

 C-mine en Manifesta 9 De Limburgse stad Genk, waar in de buurt een heus urnenveld ter hoogte van Waterschei (Maaseikerbaan) nog het ultieme bewijs van bewoning tijdens het Ijzertijdperk te vinden is, wil zich profileren als een stad die staat … Continue reading

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Houthalen-Helchteren om te bezoeken

In 1107 wordt Haltera , van het Germaanse halahdrja (jeneverbessenstruik) vermeld, dat kan duiden op de meerdere jeneverbessenstruiken die op het Kempisch laagplateau voorkwamen. De eerste fundamenten voor de St.-Trudokerk werden daar in de 12° eeuw gelegd. In 1890 werden … Continue reading

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