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For more then ten years there has been in Brussels a very unusual museum, special in that it is completely devoted to the comic strip in all of its manifestations. Created by a small group of Belgian comic strip fans, who can boast about such hits as Tintin, The Smurfs, Spirou, Lucky Luke, Gaston Lagaffe, Blake and Mortimer and others, the museum occupies a remarkable building which was formerly a huge department store, built in 1906 by the architect Victor Horta, the foremost proponent of Art Nouveau in Belgium. The central peristyle, subtly lit from above, opens onto a magnificent monumental staircase that bestows on the whole ensemble a touch of class without being pompous, and lends "comics" an amusing respectability.
On the left, there is the spacecraft that brought Tintin on the Moon (before Amstrong!) and on the right, it is the 2CV of Boule et Bill's Dad.

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