Archive for January, 2015

Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium

Posted: January 19, 2015 by obsesessivetraveler in Belgium, Europe
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This Museum has 4 museums within itself and houses over 20,000 paintings, sculptures and drawings: Old Masters, Modern Art, Fin-de-Siècle and Magritte and thus by the end of the tour, you are engulfed in the awe of the art masterpieces you have seen.

Magritte Museum: They make you begin your tour with this museum in case you have bought tickets for all, else you could choose to buy for 1 or 2 museums as well, I of course went for all. This Museum houses the largest collection of René Magritte’s works- brilliant surreal works. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take pictures inside the museum and hence my pictures are limited to the ones taken outside.

In the other museum I got to see the works of Pieter Brueghel, who I deeply admire. His works are so detailed and engaging that you could spend hours gazing at a painting, trying to figure it out.

Other Interesting paintings:

Interesting sculptures


Museum of Musical Instruments, Brussels

Posted: January 2, 2015 by obsesessivetraveler in Belgium, Europe
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The Museum of Musical Instruments at Brussels, Belgium, spread across 4 floors, is perhaps the most elaborate museum on musical instruments I have ever seen and hence a must visit for the music lovers/ connoisseurs. Although, I do not fall into any of those music lovers or connoisseurs category, I was also intrigued by their vast collection. It not only had the standard instruments on display but also instruments that I had never seen before in my life, including some musical instruments from China. There was also a brief history about each instrument written and narrated through the audio guide.

Of course, thanks to Andrew Saxon (from Dinant) the museum had an entire dedicated to Saxophone with a brief history of Andrew Saxon and his life and an endless display of saxophones.

The museum also had some paintings/ illustrations related to music.

Figurines at Brussels, Belgium

Posted: January 1, 2015 by obsesessivetraveler in Belgium, Europe
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Happy new year to all! 2014 was a great year with loads of travel. I hope 2015 is even better! My new year pledge is to post more frequently so here I begin with my first post for this new year!!
The other unique thing to see at Brussels are the figurines, some that can be spotted on the street while a lot others are on display at MOOF (Museum Of Original Figurines) and Comic Strip Museum at Brussels.

I especially loved the figurines of Tintin at MOOF.

The other figurines are also very interesting and a must watch for anyone interested in cartoons and one can find the figurines of almost all their favorite characters here!

Few life-size figurines at Comic strip museum.

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