A whole group of special cats in Brussels
Keep your eyes open next time you’re at the Royal Park in Brussels. You might spot a cat…or twenty-two.
We are referring, of course to the cat, the character by Philippe Geluck that Belgians and foreigners alike have come to know and love.
One of the walking paths inside the Royal Park is lined with statues of the Cat in various funny situations, lots of which are based on puns or role reversals. For example, one statue involves a car getting crushed by the Cat, and the car has a punny licence plate.
The exhibition is titled Le Chat déambule (The Cat Wanders), but it’s not so much wandering as it is a homecoming: the beloved character has gone to various parts of the French-speaking world (including Paris, Geneva and Monaco). With Brussels, it’s finally back in Geluck’s native city.
As the weather starts getting better, this is an excellent way to spend some time in the open air. While you’re there, you may as well feast your eyes on the Royal Palace, the Federal Parliament or an excellent vista of the city of Brussels below.
We’re purring with excitement about seeing these Belgian bronze creations!