Belgium’s Comic Arts Museum, Brussels | Introducing Tin Tin to the next generation
If we’re honest, we hadn’t planned on retracing our steps back.. but this was too good an opportunity to miss… we’d been really keen to visit the fantastic Belgium Comic Arts Museum since we planned the journey some months back… figuring the girls would love the chance to read comics (in their amazing library!) and see a Smurf house in person… but it really has so much more!
At first glance, it is clearly an amazing building (built by Victor Horta) with a wonderful glass roof that allows light to flood through the building (essential when buying fabric from one of the Flemish merchants years ago in it’s use as a fabric trading venue!)
But perhaps not unexpectedly… with over 700 cartoonists currently working in the city trying to promote cartoons as a cultural medium… added to the fact that the cities only 2hrs from both Paris and London and well situated for a creative meeting of minds… Belgium probably takes the lead over almost all countries other than perhaps Japan and America… architects of your imagination!!
Why were cartoons used as a cultural medium?
Is there Something for everyone?
If you’re really interested, try to find the cartoon on the stairs and then ask yourself where / which TinTin adventure does that come from… and why did they put this cartoon here? Let us know if you want to know the answer and we’ll email you as soon as we get your mail!
As for Brussels, its well worth a visit… the city itself, the Atomium and Little Europe park to the north of the city… and don’t believe everything the media write! It was buzzing with happiness today not sadness.. I’m sure we will soon see Brussels emerge from this unhappy time… we will certainly return again… soon to enjoy this wonderful city!!!
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