Monday, March 31, 2008


Farm of Bernissem
Commanderijhoeve van Bernissem
vue du chateau de Bernesem (FR)
commanderie de l'ordre teutonique (FR)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sint-Maria-Latem, Zwalm

NL - EN: scroll down for English text)
Construction year: Before 1571
Type: Overshot water mill
Function: Grain-mill
In former days successive paper, iron, copper and oil mill.
Condition: Grind-capable repaired in 1999,
Miller: Family Mareels
Visiting hours: Each Sunday of 14 up to 17 hours,
on mill days and on application

De IJzerkotmolen kent een merkwaardige geschiedenis
als industriële watermolen...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Averbode Abbey

Averbode Abbey (EN)
Averbode Abbey was founded about 1134-1135
by Count Arnold II of Loon...

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Maison Guiette (1926-1927)

the Le Corbusier Guide
by Deborah Gans
The painter René Guiette commissioned Le Corbusier
to build him and his family a "pretty house"...

Le Corbusier, Architect
From: ruarchitect - video 04:44

The architectural works of Le Corbusier (1887-1965).
He was a Swiss born architect and painter
who later became a French citizen.
He is considered to be the father of modern architecture.

Music: "Pink Floyd - One of These Days"

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Graffiti #9


Ha ha!, ... (EN)
... an onomatopoeic (*) way
of expressing laughter

As expected for a common occurrence,
laughter is frequently depicted in books and cartoons.
Haha in following languages:
Arabic - French - Chinese - German - Greek - Hebrew -
Hungarian - Indonisian - Japanese - Korean - Malaysian -
Mongolian - Polish - Russian - Serbian - Somali - Spanish -
Swedish - Turkish

(*) Onomatopoeia is a word or a grouping of words
that imitates the sound it is describing,
suggesting its source object,
such as "click," "clang," "buzz,"
or animal noises such as
"oink", "quack", "flap", "slurp", or "meow".

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


(EN also NL-FR-DE)
EN: ground ivy - NL: hondsdraf
FR: lierre terrestre - DE: Gundermann an old bridge becomes a modern one...

Tussilago farfara
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
EN: coltsfoot -NL: klein hoefblad
FR: tussilage, pas d'ane - DE: Gemeiner Huflattich

Monday, March 24, 2008

Station Oud Heverlee

Station Oud-Heverlee
spoorlijn 139 (Leuven - Ottignies)
Het stationsgebouw is van het type 1893 R6
Het getal 1893 duidt op het jaartal 1893
toen deze bouwstijl het eerst verscheen.
Deze bouwstijl werd gebruikt door de Staat,
die toen reeds enkele spoorlijnen exploiteerde.

Friday, March 21, 2008

MY sentence...

Hugo Claus
source: newspaper De Standaard

Did he believe much would survive his death?
... I'd be happy if a few poems
would stand the tooth of time.
One sentence that a lover whispers
into the ear of his beloved
within a hundred years.
If that could be MY sentence
I'd be happy...
interview Hugo Claus (EN - NL)
by (VRT)
video - 01:56

by Belgium
My verses stand gawping a bit.

I never get used to this. They’ve lived here
long enough.

Hugo Claus (EN)
occupation: novelist, poet, playwright,
painter, film director

notable work(s): The Sorrow of Belgium

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Grain Watermill on the 'White Nete' river
(NL - EN: scroll down for English text)

Graanwatermolen op de Witte Nete/Kleine Nete (NL)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Graffiti #8

Station Mortsel-Oude-God (NL)
Spoorlijn 25

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Silver Dollar

(EN also NL-FR-DE)

EN: silver dollar - NL: tuinjudaspenning
FR: monnaie du pape - DE: Einjähriges Silberblatt

Monday, March 17, 2008

Abandoned Big Bear

Big Bear Boogie
Solo by Bernd Kiltz - video 02:09
The Solo he played on his Song "Big Bear Boogie"
for his final Test at Musikhochschule Mannheim. Enjoy!