Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Purple Loosestrife

Kattenstaart, Lythrum salicaria
En, Purple Loosestrife. De, Blut-Weiderich. Fr, Salicaire

A Close-up View of the Beautiful Invader
by Brian Johnston (Canada)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Must get fit....

T-shirt 'must get fit...'

link to:
wikipedia: T-shirt (EN)
and
the Daily T-shirt blog
about T-shirts and Things That Should Be T-Shirts
and
OK Go, Treadmill Dancers
OK Go on Treadmills, Dancing. okgo.net
Also visit myspace.com/okgo
from: OK Go (video 03:03)

more safety advice:
don't use the treadmill outdoors
don't run ....
... backwards
... barefoot
... in high heels

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Persil Factory Henkel, Herent

1935: production of Persil Belgium (Herent)
factory closed in 2002

... in 1995 - black and white ...

Persil 1907-2007

link to:
Persil Commercial
from: kcd485 (video 00:11)
A commercial for Persil starring Jeff Mehne
from Freiburg Germany Summer Project

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Pride - 1987

Trots - 1987 - Willy Peeters

link to: Willy Peeters
and
Wikipedia: pride
and
from: ifeelnumb (video 04:01)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Cherries

cherries

link to: Cherry recipes
and
The Fruit Route in Normandy - La Route des Fruits [pdf]
version Anglaise = English version
télécharger le document = download

Reminds me of the sweet holidays in the small village Heurteauville.
My uncle Pierre and aunt Jeanne used to live in a typical Normandy farm near the tiny church called 'Chapelle du Bout-du-Vent'.
Together with my 2 nieces, we explored the neighborhood.
Throughout the summer we were savouring all kinds of fruit
from the orchard.
Plums, Mirabelles (small, yellow plums), Reine Claudes (Greengages), raspberries, cherries 'les bigareaux Napoléon'.
The Cider apple is for local consumption only on the cottage.
To this day distillers still use the mobile still pots which are taken
from village to village to distill the spirit on the spot.

Sweet memories.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Test-drive of a RAV4

Private road - road in bad state

Definitely 'the worst road in the village'.
Potholes, mud,
ideal to test-drive a 4x4

test-drive of a Rav4

link to: Rav4
by jmkross - (video 00:29)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

BMW Baby Racer, 328 junior, 502, X3

BMW Baby Racer II
The BMW Baby Racer has been a hugely popular first BMW.
The new edition is sure to continue that tradition. Technological improvements for this year's model include new low-profile wheels
(with special 'quiet tires' that adults will appreciate),
accented hood and deck lid, a foam padded seat and "dashboard" that sports two simulated instruments and a choice of spiffy new paint jobs, Metallic Blue ONLY.

The BMW Baby Racer is for use by children 1 1/2 to 4 years of age and complies with ASTM F963-96a. Length 28", Width 13", Height 16", Wheelbase 17" and Weight approximately 10 lbs.

BMW 328 Junior Collector Car
1 cilinder 4 tact motor 169 cc - 6,5 pk - weight 152 kg.

In 1937 the BMW 328 cabrio was
the ultimate "dream sports car".

Price: 7.400 Reichsmark
source: Historischer Filmservice.de


BMW 502 V8 Super (1954)

BMW X3 testdrive

link to: BMW X3
by mig 212006 - (video 01:38)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Espace Spéculoos


street performances - street Arts in Brussels
(EN- also NL-FR-DE-ES-IT)
and
Wikipedia: speculaas (EN)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Character


Friends first introduced me to Kamagurka a few years ago.
The cartoonist and comedian had taken up painting.
I tried to imagine the paintings based on my knowledge of his spare, reserved drawings in newspapers.
But when I first visited his studio in Ghent, I discovered that his painted work was much more baroque, and especially extravagant in the penetrating use of color. I saw a youthful artist foraging amongst all kinds of morsels of painted art with which he felt an affinity:
Tijtgat, Ensor, Jorn and CoBrA, Magritte, Breughel,
the cartoons of Suske and Wiske, Raveel, and much more.
These stimuli evoked all kinds of images in Kamagurka’s
roaming fantasy that had previously remained untapped.
His painted oeuvre has grown into a small body of work on the fringes
of art, sometimes marked by a rough humor, refreshing,
and artistically barely imaginable.
But that is what makes it interesting;
it hits out against our aesthetic.
I propose reinstating Kamagurka, the painter, under his own name
luc Zeebroek.'

rudi Fuchs


and

Belgian Beer Rodenbach (NL-FR)


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Duras - Nieuwenhoven

Castle of Duras (1785)
Het classicistisch Kasteel van Duras

Vochtig Haspengouw

blackthorn and bramble
sleedoorn en braambes

Castle of Nieuwenhoven
Kasteel van Nieuwenhoven (achterzijde)


Epipactis helleborine
broad-leaved helleborine
breedbladige wespenorchis

EN - FR: Meripilus Giganteus
NL: reuzenzwam - DE: Riesenporling

link to:
provinciaal domein Nieuwenhoven (NL)
and
Tourism Limburg (EN - NL- FR - DE)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Flags

21 July - National Holiday Belgium
Old Village Hall Edegem (1911)

link to:
Flag of European Union
National flag of Belgium
Official flag of Flanders
Flag of the province of Antwerp
Municipal flag and Logotype of Edegem
Facts & Figures Belgium in brief (EN)
by Flags of the World

Friday, July 20, 2007

Misty Morning

Neo-Byzantine church 'Our Lady of Lourdes' of Edegem
designed by L. De Vooght (1931)
in popular speech 'Basilica of Our Lady'

link to:
Artgallery Study Janine Horak

Morning Mist - study of Claude Monet
and
church 'Basilica of Our Lady'
Wikipedia : Neo-Byzantine Architecture (EN)
and
Misty Morning
dedicated to Robert Nesta Marley
(February 6, 1945 -- May 11, 1981),
better known as Bob Marley
by royal8478 - (video 03:33)

Wikipedia : Misty Morning - Bob Marley

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Kiddie Ride Mickey

...at the local supermarket

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Garden #2

Patio garden - a place to relax
link to : Wikihow
How to create a Patio Garden

and
The Patio scenes - allposters.com

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Imperfect Apricots

Features several recipes including
Apricot Pork Salad, Chinese Apricot Chicken,
and apricot Ice Cream. Nutrition info.

and
Apricot and Dragon - a Painting a day
from duanekeiser.com - (video 03:28)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Chemin des Etiques

Testdrive Freelander 2

link to: Land Rover Freelander II
A beautifull movie of the New Land Rover Freelander II.
Nice off road shots and beautifull pictures.
In France, departement La Drôme!
from boonano (video 02:10)

and
link to: Nethen (FR)

and

Promenade des Murs - Nethen (FR)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Petrified Forest

Colors and structures of
Earth, (fossil) Wood and Quartzite Stone.

Thanks Claudien for showing us this treasure

link to: Geosite Goudberg - Hoegaarden

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