Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Great Snakes - it's Tintin!

Besides Manneken Pis, Tintin is of course Brussels other famous resident, in case you haven't noticed from how many blogs we've devoted to the intrepid reporter. On Friday me, Mom and Jacob decided to go and find a Tintin statue. It was a life size statue of Tintin and Snowy and it is at the Uccle Cultural Center. it was made by Nat Neujeun who is a Belgian sculptor. It was commissioned by Raymond Leblanc who is the publisher of the Tintin magazine, 'Le Petit Vingtieme.'

Mommy with Snowy (Milou in the original Francais). He's a fox terrier and loves his bones.
On the left is one of several Tintin murals throughout the city. On the right is a cafe named after Tintin's adventures in China.

So it's time to say "au revoir Brussels!" Onwards to Greece! (postscript: we have now arrived in Trikala safe and mostly sound but sleep deprived). Well, maybe a couple more Belgian posts still to go...