Walk in Tintin's Footsteps

Famous for the Big Five: chocolate, mussels, frites, beer, and waffles, tiny Brussels is also home to the classic Tintin cartoon. "Tintin and the Secret of the Unicorn" opens in theatres this weekend.

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    A street mural of Tintin and his friend Captain Haddock in Brussels.
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    A street mural in Brussels of cartoon character Lucky Luke by Morris.
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    Head for the Comic Strip Center, the brainchild of Hergé and his colorist, Guy Dessicy, former director.  At 96, Dessicy is alive, alert and and the number one encyclopedia to the comic culture in Belgium.
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    Larger than lifesize Herge, the creator of Tintin, at the very spot that is pictured in opening scene of movie.
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    A street mural in Brussels.  Bob De Moor strip posted posthumously on the walls of the city.
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    Cartoon characters Gosciny, Underzo and Rene - depicted the Battles between the Gauls and the Romans.
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