What to do in Brussels when all the museums are closed?

As you all know, there is not much to do in the city this weekend due to the terror threat level 4. Almost all public places are closed and there are no metros, so I have no other choice than to stay home. Hopefully it will pass very soon so we can go back to a normal life again…

I found the perfect pastime for this Sunday: a documentary that is called How Art Made The World, made in 2005 by BBC. I borrowed the dvd in Muntpunt (also closed this weekend). There are 5 dvd’s, good for 270 minutes of entertainment 🙂 . I only watched 2 of them so far, but I’m ready to install myself on the couch with a cup of tea and some chocolate. Let’s see a little fragment so that I can convince you it’s worth watching. 

Nigel, the story teller, takes you on a journey to answers some very interesting questions like:

  • Why are images so important in our daily lives?
  • When did we first start making images?
  • Why did our ancestors began to draw animals in caves?
  • Why did they built so many temples and pyramids in Egypt?

Ok, maybe it does sound a little bit boring, but I assure you that it is not. The film is entertaining, I never felt like watching a history documentary. The animations are very inventive and I was astonished by some of the things I learned. This will be an afternoon well spend!

(source video: Art History Videos)




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