Tag Archives: Low Countries

Disturbing language inbalance

Disturbing you may say the least, when walking around the streets around the capital of Europe. In a country where you would think people would be able to speak at least one of the main languages, it is incredible lots … Continue reading

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Invasion of Normandy a day never to forget

The last century because of compulsory vaccination and improvements in medicine and sanitation the West could see a major population growth which had some very serious blows in two world wars. In 1927 two billion people could find themselves living … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Money to be put on hold or to be used

“Optimism is a moral duty” said Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994). Such a good tiding was not in the mind of the visual press and television channels bombarded the world with negative news. After five years of economic crisis and … Continue reading

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Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting

Modest in size, it nonetheless digs deep. “Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting” is the first in the United States to explore the late-15th century effect of paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Petrus Christus and … Continue reading

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Belgium, Belgicae and the fertile floodland

Herman Van Rompuy (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Frank Jacobs wrote that unassuming like most of his countrymen Herman Van Rompuy had quietly been preparing the Belgianisation of Europe ever since his appointment to the presidency of the European Council in 2009. … Continue reading

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Migrants to the West #5

Limited freedom In Islamic countries is the trend going on of limiting people in their freedom; This has not so much to do with the religion of the followers of Muhammed. The example we can find about the female Turkish … Continue reading

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Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #2 Roots of Jewishness

Last month, CNN was exploring American exceptionalism — the concept that the United States is exceptional when compared to other nations and is uniquely destined to bring democracy to the world. Lots of citizens of the United States of America … Continue reading

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Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #1 Christian Reform

Nearly 400 years ago God fearing men wanted to leave the Old World because they found it had gone to far away from Gods Word. The trek to the west had been started long before because of economical, political and … Continue reading

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Gaasbeek Castle’s Sleeping nude Beauties

When director Luc Vanackere took over Gaasbeek Castle in 2003 with its 40 hectares of grounds about 10 kilometres west of Brussels,  he felt that as a museum, Gaasbeek was rather static – a place “you visited once and were not … Continue reading

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