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Station Liège-Guillemins

I live right next to the borders of The Netherlands, so for me it’s always exciting to explore new places other than here. So when I got asked to shoot my #CozyTop5 for @team_cozy (soon more about this on un-cluttered) I wanted to do something different and special, not the usual places I go to for a quick visit. After some research I found out about station Liège-Guillemins in Belgium. People told me about it in the past, but I totally forgot about it until a few weeks ago. Luckily my boy had a day off just when the sun decided to came out to surprise us with a lovely summer’ish day. We took the car, drove for almost two hours and once we’ve reached the station, we both felt the trip was all worth it. It’s such a beautiful piece of architecture, right in a city where modern buildings are very hard to find. After he won a competition, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava got the privilege to create the Liège-Guillemins station. Next to this …

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Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), or, in other terms, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, is one of my favorite hang outs when I’m visiting Barcelona. The museum offers a wide range on contemporary art and culture and confirms Barcelona’s position as a world art capital as well. Always when I’m there, I feel this creative vibe surrounding me and it feels so good. The architecture is amazing as well. It’s the work of North American artist Richard Meier, designed in my birthyear, 1990, and built between 1991 and 1995. The assemblage of several prisms takes up 14.300 m2 of floor space in total. The center is a cylindrical volume that cuts through all the floors – from the basement to the roof – and organises the exhibition areas along a longitudinal axis over three floors, starting with the ground floor. I just love it how the natural light enters the building. It makes it a serene place to be, just what you need when you’re soaking your mind up with modern art. …