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ART JOURNEY THROUGH PAKISTAN – Moving into the land of eternal youth

Its monuments bear witness to a history, which manifests itself through a splendid architecture. Pakistan http://www.travel-culture.com/ptdc/ has witnessed succession of events, such as the Moghol kingdom, the passage of Silk Road Traders, as well as the Hindu civilization. Traveling through this land – possibly accompanied by a guide – we suggest to read a novel by Bapsi Sidhwai and poems ...

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IN THE LAND OF ETERNAL YOUTH – Shahid Kalandar, born and singing Shangri-lá

Shahid Qalandar is a pioneer in the use of traditional instruments and modern electrical instruments. His song “Thala Thala” has become a hymn of younger generations. His grandfather played traditional instruments, but he learned to draw before he could write. His personal interests include songs and poetry, musical composition and interior design, photography, antique collections and furniture. His passion for ...

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WATER – Romance, by Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa, is a Pakistani writer who writes in English. she was born in Karachi by Zoroastrian parents, growing up in Lahore. Pakistan is the place, where her first three novels are set and everyone has a strong sense of place and community identity. Her novels, translated into many languages, have received prestigious awards. She is married, has three children ...

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INNOCENCE AND FRANKNESS – Noshi Gillani, writing poems in Urdu and English

Her poetic creativity has attracted international audience in Australia and Pakistan, Canada and the United States. Life abroad has increased the complexity of her poems, reinforcing her sense of female identity. In Pakistan, a woman who writes poems in Urdu, gains an international audience. Her fifth collection of poems was released in 2008. Noshi Gillani was born in 1964 in ...

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TARIQ JAVED (1952), PAKISTAN PAINTER – A mixture of color and style

MODERN TOUCH, OVER ANCIENT CULTURE TARIQ JAVED 1/3 – He creates paintings with modern touch and also uses all the embellishments of his culture. Faces and decorative figures with their soft or bright color schemes (depending on the effect he wants to create) are his strenght. He was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan town of Punjab province and graduated at the ...

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NEWLY FOUND HORIZON – Travel through Pakistan, through twenty images

Its monuments bear witness to a history, which manifests itself through a splendid architecture. Pakistan http://www.travel-culture.com/ptdc/ has witnessed succession of events, such as the Moghol kingdom, the passage of Silk Road Traders, as well as the Hindu civilization. Traveling through this land – possibly accompanied by a guide – we suggest to read a novel by Bapsi Sidhwai and poems ...

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OBSERVING WORLD WITH DIFFERENT EYES – Author’s Travel around Renè Magritte’s sites

With decision to visit Belgium, http://www.belgium-tourism.be/ memorize the beauty of some paintings by Renè Magritte and listens to a musical selection by Jacques Brel, or read a novel by Nathalie Gassel and a poetic selection of Émile Verhaeren, because valorizing the language (and the culture) means to enhance human creativity in all its expressive shades, as the completion of the ...

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A SURREALIST BEER, AT THE CAFE’ MUSEUM – Brussels, Magritte Museum

In Belgium, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts are open to all. Their goal is to make your visit pleasant. In collaboration with Brasserie de la Senne, the Magritte Museum https://www.fine-arts-museum.be/en has created a surrealist beer, in which the features have been created to bring out the spirit of René Magritte’s painting. Here, since his death in 1967, he has ...

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THE INTACT MEMORY OF A PAINTER – Brussels Welcome to the home of René Magritte

Brussel is the city, where an extraordinary artist René Magritte had worked almost 24 years of his life. Visit now the museum of that surrealist painter. On the ground floor, the René Magritte Museum http://www.magrittemuseum.be/en/00_home_en.php presents the apartment, where the painter lived, while his biographical exhibition spreads on two other floors. Walking in his home, http://www.magrittemuseum.be/en/02_virtuelle_en.php a careful observation will ...

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THE ENCHANTED DOMAIN – Knokke-Heist, Renè Magritte and the Grand Casino’s wall

Many years ago Knokke used to boast a small airport. The planes are long gone and welcome to Zwin – international bird airport. Zwin’s nature reserve, http://www.zwin.be/nl/het-zwin-beeld a 158 hectare coastal natural reserve, is a protected sanctuary for birds. The new visitor centre provides an excellent introduction to the ever changing avian population of the marshes. Younger visitors will love its ...

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