Best photos of the day: masked men and a US dam
The ball breaks from the hug during the annual Shrovetide football match in Derbyshire. The game which dates back to the 17th century is played by two teams, the Up'ards and the Down'ards. The aim is to score by tapping the ball three times on stone ...
Binche's three-day carnival reaches climax in Belguim
Local residents wearing costumes of "Gilles" have breakfast prior to the parade of Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday), the last day of Carnival in Binche, some 60 km south to Brussels, capital of Belgium, Feb. 28, 2017. Binche's three-day carnival, a UNESCO ...
30 reasons why you must keep visiting Belgium
Antony Mason, our Brussels expert, offers 30 good reasons to keep the country in your travel plans. ... You have only to look at two of the most prominent symbols of Brussels to sense that there is a touch of surrealism in the essential character of ...
Binche, Belgium: a pilgrimage to beer heaven
Yes, the story of Belgian beer is the kind that, once you've had a sip, you want more. And in response to this thirst for knowledge, the Belgian tourist authorities have produced a fold-out Belgian beer route map, enabling you to undertake a pilgrimage ...
Images of the Day
HSE REPORT: Paul Connors of HSE Communications at the launch of the southeast disability foster care reports in Kilkenny. From left are Tess O Donovan, assistant national director HR, Dr Cathal Morgan who is head of operations HSE Disability Services, ...
Luc Tuymans pays homage to James Ensor
Tuyman's own mask painting here is the two-metre “Gilles de Binche”, depicting in his characteristic bleached palette yet luminous backlit manner the giant ostrich masks worn at Binche carnival in southern Belgium. Created for the 2004 São Paulo ...
10Best: Mardi Gras celebrations around the world
The celebration, which brings African and Caribbean influences to a traditional Carnival, is known for exuberant dancing and parades. gotrinidadandtobago.com. Binche, Belgium. Forget beads. In Belgium, revelers throw oranges to eager parade crowds.
Carnival of Binche
Regardless – or precisely because – of its incredibly old, unknowable nature, Binche's carnival continues to enchant onlookers just as powerfully as it did centuries ago, when its the original Gilles marched through the streets in exactly the same ...
The Carnival of Nice kicks off
From 11 February until 25 February Nice will be celebrating carnival with visitors from around the world. The route of the processions has been changed this year for safety reasons and security has been increased. Frankreich Nizza - Karneval ...
Alejandro Valverde claims fourth successive Fleche Wallonne title after late surge on Mur de Huy
Alejandro Valverde won the fifth Flèche Wallonne title of his career on Wednesday after the 36-year-old Spaniard left it late before launching a trademark attack on the Mur de Huy at the end of the 204.5-kilometre race in the Ardennes region of Belgium ...