The Expatriate


① memo 20190510 ~ The Expatriate ~ Rotonde building at street corner – junction of the Rue de la Croix de Fer and Rue de l’Enseignement – last wednesday, where used to be brasserie La Rotonde, prominent in a scene in The Expatriate, Brussels , Belgium

Free Tap Water – Mort Subite


① memo 20190316 ~ Free Tap Water – Mort Subite ~ Too thirsty to drink that large beer 😉 I got free tap water in A La Mort Subite last thursday – though it is not the rule the waitress of this Brussels pub cautiously told me , when I later explained about the popular viral campaign @free.tap.water.in.belgium – give it a try yourself though … make it a rule !

Cinéroman


① memo 20190304 ~ Cinéroman ~ Did a little research : The Société des Cinéromans was a French film production company of the silent movie era.
The Society of Cinemomans gave a new breath to the the episode film through romantic adaptations. The narrative of the films appears in serials in the daily newspapers like the Le Petit Parisien, accompanying the projection of the episodes of the film in theaters. The company was taken over by Pathé in 1922. Here a poster of the 1923 cinéroman VIDOCQ – Grand Film en 10 Épisodes – in the Vidocq restaurant last weekend in Gouda , Holland . Info sources Wikipedia and Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé .

Brussels Today Ten Years Ago


① memo 20190228 ~ Brussels Today Ten Years Ago ~ Window brasserie Le Pain Quotidien on a street corner in Ixelles – Elsene , Brussels. Today made an interview film in Brussels. Today ten years ago made video in Brussels of a portraits wall what became the ‘TRANSPORT XX – installation Brussels’ short film , the start of this work – see https://michelvanderburg.com/2009/04/19/transport-xx-installation-brussels/