Brussels is a Plaizier
Exhibition, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium.
What did Brussels look like 50 years ago?
The Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, better known as BOZAR, is taking a trip down nostalgia lane with an exhibition by the Plaizier publishing house. Since 1977, the publishing house has built up an image library including vintage postcards, prints, calendars, and books about the city. Architectural gems and urban transformations are all portrayed, together with items that illustrate the resolute path pursued by the publishing couple Wijnand and Mieke Plaizier. Their love for the Belgian capital is evident in every image. In addition to their purely documentary value, the photographs also bear witness to the way in which people remember and appreciate Brussels and give form to the collective memory.