布魯塞爾 Brussels CS Host Isabelle

 

上圖是布魯塞爾的CS Host Isabelle。她是位雕塑家,她正在工作室做作品,她做雕塑時非常專心,眉頭總是嚴肅地皺起,但當她放下作品,與別人聊天時,總是笑意盈盈,是個開朗的人。

 

我由華沙坐飛機到布魯塞爾,在黑夜降落一個近郊機場,周圍漆黑一片,幸好Isabelle開車到機場接我,感激!

Isabelle的家有點像華麗版新界村屋,三層高,前車道,後花園,連車位,她家在三樓,單位裝修得好時尚,掛畫、雕塑等藝術品分布家中,優雅別緻。

她的子女已經長大搬走,我久違地獨享一個房間,Yeah!

 

翌日Isabelle帶我去了整模工房,當雕塑師設計好雕塑外形後,就交由整模工房製作雕塑,整模工房的人都以外語交談(布魯塞爾是比利時首都,比利時無比利時語,全國以荷蘭語與法語為主),可惜我只會英語,難以對話。

整模工房有不少雕塑作品,造型獨特,也參觀了灌模、定型等製作,很有趣:)

 

然後我們直驅工作室,除了售賣自己創作的雕塑作品,教授雕塑也是Isabelle重要的收入來源,雕塑班的學生多是中年婦女,各自專心製作自己的作品,Isabelle偶爾巡課指點,氣氛好自由;工作室大窗前種有一排大樹,抬頭即見綠意盈盈,好靚!

 

Isabelle的家位於近郊,無公共交通直達,出入皆以私家車代步。

晚上Isabelle約了一位老相好在高級餐廳晚膳,原定我去Isabelle女兒家「被托管」,怎知Isabelle女兒臨時甩底,最後我變成特大電燈膽,不停在Isabelle與老相好飯局中發放極大亮光。

現在回想,我應該離開餐廳過馬路,隨便在其他餐店獨自食飯,樂得清靜又不打擾人。

 

我當時真係應該過馬路!

甚麼是Couchsurfing? 

 

This is Brussels CS Host Isabelle. She is a sculptor and she is in her studio working on an art work. She is very concentrate with a frown when she is working. She is actually an easy-going person outside the studio when she chat chit with people with a smile.

 

I fly from Warsaw to Brussels and land on an airport near country at night. It was a total darkness outside the airport at night time and thankfully Isabelle drove to the airport and pick me up.

Isabelle’s home like a village house in New Territory but in a grand version. It have 3 floors, lane in front and garden in back with a car park. She lives on the third floor and her apartment is decorated in style. Lots of paintings and sculptures scattered at home in an elegant way.

Her children are all grown up and moved out. I got my own private room, yeah!

 

Isabelle took me to the molding workshop in the next day. A molding workshop can make a sculpture in iron/bronze….etc base on the design made by a sculptor.

The people in the molding workshop talk in a foreign language (Brussels is the capital of Belgium. Belgium don’t have a ‘Belgium language’. Dutch and French are the two main languages used in Belgium) It’s a pity that I can only speak English and I can’t really talk to the people in the molding workshop.

There are lots of unique sculptures in the molding workshop and I have seen the process of mold filling and fixing. It’s an interesting afternoon:)

 

We then drove to Isabelle’s studio. Apart from selling her sculpture art works, teaching is another important income for Isabelle. The students are mainly middle-age women. Everyone was concentrate on their sculpture work and Isabelle was patrolling the studio and giving comments. It is a very free environment.

There are a row of trees outside the studio big windows. Looking up and greens are there, so beautiful!

 

Isabelle lives near country and public transport didn’t get to her home. Most people in her neighborhood rely on private cars.

Isabelle and her gentleman friend has a dinner date in a fancy restaurant and I would be ‘babysit’ by her daughter but her daughter said she was occupied in the very last minute.

In the end I became a huge light bulb and radiating strong light in the dinner date of Isabelle and her gentleman friend…

When I think back now, I should just cross the street and have my dinner ALONE in any restaurant BUT the fancy restaurant we were sitting in. I would have my private time and they would have their private space.

 

I really should have cross the street!

What is Couchsurfing? 

Isabelle 與畫with the drawing
Isabelle 與畫with the drawing
Isabelle 與畫with the drawing
Isabelle 與畫with the drawing
在比利時的窩Home in Belgium
在比利時的窩Home in Belgium
謝謝,打擾了Thanks
謝謝,打擾了Thanks
似顏繪The drawing
似顏繪The drawing
畫畫畫Drawwwwww
畫畫畫Drawwwwww
似顏繪Drawing
似顏繪Drawing
我是特大電燈膽I am a big light bulb
我是特大電燈膽I am a big light bulb
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑工房Structure workshop
雕塑教室Studio
雕塑教室Studio
教室窗外就是樹,好靚呀!Trees outside the studio window, beautiful!
教室窗外就是樹,好靚呀!Trees outside the studio window, beautiful!
我的作品...My work..
我的作品...My work..
雕塑教室Studio
雕塑教室Studio
雕塑教室Studio
雕塑教室Studio
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
學生們Students
撒尿童子Manneken Pis
撒尿童子Manneken Pis
撒尿童子Manneken Pis
撒尿童子Manneken Pis
撒尿童子Manneken Pis
撒尿童子Manneken Pis
撒尿童子Manneken Pis
撒尿童子Manneken Pis
好多人...So many people...
好多人...So many people...
簡介板introduction broad
簡介板introduction broad
簡介板introduction broad
簡介板introduction broad
仲有撒尿女童And Jeanneke Pis
仲有撒尿女童And Jeanneke Pis
撒尿女童Jeanneke Pis
撒尿女童Jeanneke Pis
撒尿女童Jeanneke Pis
撒尿女童Jeanneke Pis
重門深鎖lock and lock
重門深鎖lock and lock
好多人...So many people...
好多人...So many people...
好多人...So many people...
好多人...So many people...
旁邊就是咖啡座Cafe near by
旁邊就是咖啡座Cafe near by

博物館內展出撒尿童子歷代變裝Manneken Pis customs are shown in the museum

博物館內展出撒尿童子歷代變裝Manneken Pis customs are shown in the museum

博物館內展出撒尿童子歷代變裝Manneken Pis customs are shown in the museum

為什麼只有男童有衫著?Why only Manneken Pis the boy get clothing?

為什麼撒尿女童無衫著?Why only Jeanneke Pis the girl get no clothing?

為什麼撒尿女童無衫著?Why only Jeanneke Pis the girl get no clothing?

博物館內展出撒尿童子歷代變裝Manneken Pis customs are shown in the museum

初代像The original states

博物館內展出撒尿童子歷代變裝Manneken Pis customs are shown in the museum

博物館內展出撒尿童子歷代變裝Manneken Pis customs are shown in the museum

博物館內展出撒尿童子歷代變裝Manneken Pis customs are shown in the museum

撒尿童子海報Manneken Pis Posters

撒尿童子海報Manneken Pis Posters

撒尿童子明信片Manneken Pis postcards