Month: May 2016

Australia | Art

On my last day in Australia I finally visited the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. With over 20,000 Australian artworks, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photography and fashion, the collection is one of the  most well known in Australia. The Ian Potter Centre is the home of the Australian part of the art collection of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), while the…

Melbourne lanes

I love getting lost in Melbourne’s numerous little lanes and arcades. Dating back to the Victorian era, they come from the original street grid of central Melbourne, named after Robert Hoddle who designed it. Initially, they were meant as service laneways for horses and carts, in between the bigger streets. In some of them you could find the slums during Melbourne’s gold rush area. Today,…

Bruxelles, ma belle

I’m a traveller, but everyone needs a home base. Mine is Brussels. A city that has been in the news so much in the past year for all the wrong reasons. Flying back to Brussels from my various trips, I always see that moment of recognition, and the expression of sorrow, when I announce my destination at the check-in, often…