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Spend a night in the heart of the Atomium? A 1958 experience…

Gery de Pierpont

Atomium_Brussels A privilege exclusive to schoolchildren! As were the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Space Needle in Seattle, the Atomium in Brussels was erected on the occasion of a World Fair and was never dismantled. Resolutely atypical, it ...

Don’t let the embers cool

Gery de Pierpont

Pont-d-Oye_Habay Windows into History can sometimes be shut A press release from the Château du Pont d’Oye in Habay (Belgium) has just announced that this precious historic site is about to undergo extensive renovations. This venerable domain ...

Life on the WWI German rear line

Gery de Pierpont

German Trench WWI Heritage and literature dialogue: Erich Maria Remarque There are some texts which describe atmospheres and historical settings so realistically that they can almost bring old stones back to life. When words, musical cadences and poetry ...

Start sketching!

Gery de Pierpont

Urban_Sketcher_Nathyi Appreciate your cultural heritage by sketching it: the experiences of Urban Sketchers Has it ever occurred to you how much more you appreciate your surroundings when you have sketched them? The fact that you have focused your attention on all the little details of a ...

Listening to history through the soles of your feet

Gery de Pierpont

Bare_feet Entering the past with bare feet: practical instructions Who doesn’t have delightful memories of walking barefoot over hot sand? Or caressing an angora carpet with one’s toes … in the East, feet play an important role in the ...

Have you already spent a “night in History”?

Gery de Pierpont

Spend_a_night_in_History The kind of place where you wake up thinking you have slipped back into another era? Travelling is first and foremost a change in surroundings. You can do this by entering a new setting, taking a plane to a far-away destination or escaping into an unfamiliar ...

The Dukes of Burgundy, the “Great Dukes of the West”

Geneviève Lacroix

Dukes_of_Burgundy The recomposition of Carolingian Lotharingia in the 15th century? The most famous Valois Dukes of Burgundy, Philip the Bold, John the Fearless, Philip the Good and Charles the Bold – will, bit by bit, initially without much planning, then according to ...

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