We visited Brussels today to wander , and visit the Magritte museum. Jon and I liked the humour in Magritte’ s surrealist paintings , particularly how he named the images for example
Two coffins sitting on a walk – a beautiful late afternoon
The Breast – a pile of houses
A stroke of luck – a pug in a suit looking over its shoulder
I must give my paintings more interesting names
Jon also noticed that he has a particular penchant for 3D balls
Voice of space https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/2593
The Memory https://www.wikiart.org/en/rene-magritte/memory-1948-1
There are Magritte motifs around Brussels
Museum shop , station panels and an advert
After the museum we visited a trip advisor recommended coffee shop Kaffa Bar which had 8/10 coffee and 9/10 hot chocolate and a resident bulldog called Marcel.
Later we wandered around looking at shops and architecture
Shops in the Galeries Royals Saint Huber designed by Jean Pierre Cluysenaer
When we got to the cathedral I was very struck by a modern building near by that echoed the the cathedral architecture . When we approached the area there were lots of tree branches obscuring the view – the modern building had glass etched panels of branches , steel structures repeating the steeple and concrete buttresses .
I have searched for about 10 mins on the Internet ( Google fail) but I can’t find any thing about the architect
It snowed lightly all through our trip – I was wearing boots, gloves , hat and a scarf – anyone who knows me ( I wear flip flops in November) will realise how cold it was . I noticed a woman in her twenties on the station platform – she must have had very cold wet feet