Watch out, you are not being watched

Watch out, you are not being watched

Pedestrians coming from the main esplanade between the Luxembourg square and the European Parliament building are warned that they are leaving the area that is being surveilled by the V company. In other words: they are entering the city of Brussels. more…
Renewed corner

Renewed corner

Rue de Flandre 66, Brussels Comparing the facade of this address to what it looked like ten years ago it is quite striking how little of it still remains. Not only has the window that got smashed time and again being replaced, so has the occupation of the shop, the company running the parking house […] more…
Balcony decorations

Balcony decorations

Rue des quatre vents, Molenbeek When I first saw the flatbuilding on the Vierwindenstraat / Rue des quatre vents, (see post below) I was amazed by the uniformity of the decoration of the balconies of all the seperate flats. It looked like the owner had distributed the same rush mats to all tenants, as a […] more…
Dished dish + broom

Dished dish + broom

Corner Vandenbogaerdestraat / Rue de l’Intendant A new small satellite dish antenna receiver has been put in place, replacing the bigger one that had been mounted here before and also replacing the beautiful broom-based support structure (see previous post below). Broom support more…
Door bell impro

Door bell impro

Jubelfeestlaan 148, 1080 Molenbeek more…
Blue EU concrete barriers

Blue EU concrete barriers

Rue Belliard, 1000 Brussels Concrete barriers have been placed along the Belliard street, to separate cars from pedestrians, cyclists, office buildings. I presume this is done in the spirit of wanting to prevent for deliberate attacks using the car as a weapon. Useless to say that cars are killing machine anyway, which is very noticeable […] more…
Incorporated fence

Incorporated fence

Parc de Cinquantenaire Corner Avenue de l’Yser / Tervurenlaan Next to the bit of decorative steel of the gate around the parc du Cinquantenaire that was eaten by a young tree in 2005 (see below), a big conifer is busy doing the same. The rapid growth of these trees is apparently not taken into account […] more…
Brick tube

Brick tube

Rue de L’escaut / Scheldestraat 104 A self made chimney, not clear what it is used for, could be an exhaust to a condensing boiler, a heater or an air conditioning ? more…
Terra cotta decor

Terra cotta decor

Scheldestraat 91, Molenbeek The neighborhood around the Rue de l’escaut is constructed at the end of the nineteenth, beginning of the twentieth century. Building styles were influenced by the historic presence of industrial economy, steel production and transportation, through the nearby canal and Thurn + Taxis railway station. Architectural hybrids between neo-classisicm, art-nouveau and art-deco […] more…
Schelde kraan

Schelde kraan

Rue de l’Escaut / Scheldestraat 102, Molenbeek This obsolete shit scraper has been providing space for a tab. Conveniently stuck away beyond the surface level of the facade, it is protected for direct damage and weather conditions. more…
No more Confisseres + I

No more Confisseres + I

Rue Vanderstichelen 129, next to 0cta+ tankstation On this address the Salon de Lavoir Siranet is housed. It used to be occupied by a night shop that had a signpost with beautiful handwritten and hand corrected lettering. That is now replaced by the image of a laughing washing machine. Confisseres + I more…
Unscootered stand

Unscootered stand

Recently these two bikes have appeared, parked in a somewhat a-typical manner, in the Rue Pierre Victor Jacobs, Molenbeek. Often, bikes that are left outside in the street in the city are chained to something solid, a sign pole, a rain tube, to protect them from being displaced or stolen, but here they are parked […] more…
Doorstop + 1 year

Doorstop + 1 year

As far as I can see, nothing at all has been changed to this doorstop after its first installment, roughly one year ago. It seems to be in pretty good shape as well. Due to a good choice of material (sponge and vinyl tape), and an environment that shields it from weather (roof) and tempering […] more…
Changed situation

Changed situation

Steenweg op Merchtem / chaussée de Merchtem, coming from Rue Piers. Since some time a troubling traffic sign is put up. (see previous post below). It mentions that the Chaussée de Gand, on the other end of the Merchtem street, can not be reached. But a small test proved that his is not the case, […] more…
Stick it up

Stick it up

Tape tape tape more…
Twisted signs

Twisted signs

An effective way to attach a road sign: by twisting it tight with metal wire. more…
Carboard + rope

Carboard + rope

A complex way to block sight: cardboard being tied in front of a traffic sign with pieces of rope. At the entrance of the Red Axes, entrance Jubelpark, side of the EU more…
Red vinyl

Red vinyl

Porte de Ninove Vintage vinyl tape solution to hold straight a traffic sign more…
Two handpainted one directions

Two handpainted one directions

This one is near the entrance of the Cinquantenaire parc. more…
Signs of complexity

Signs of complexity

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Narrow narrow

Narrow narrow

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Squeeze flash

Squeeze flash

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Tire totem

Tire totem

Rue Piers 31 1080, Bruxelles Home crafted anti wild parking totem, during daytime visible in front of the garage ‘Auto 2001’, but for the photo-opportunity moved inside to stand out in front of the garage’s collection of shiny rims that the company provides. more…
***se steenweg / chausee de ***

***se steenweg / chausee de ***

Junction Rue Piers / Merchtsemse Steenweg Adaptive signage; the Gentse Steenweg seems to be just one of many options. Stick another vinyl over the current name and many indications are possible. more…
Circular traces

Circular traces

Rue du Marche au Charbon, Brussels 1000 A subtle trace drawn on the pavement near bar Au Soleil. Brussels street=cleaning cars have two spinning brooms at the front. They gather dirt between them which is then sucked into the reservoir of the car. Many streets which are not accessible for cars are shut of by […] more…
Stick it up

Stick it up

A common problem: how to exit ones driveway without hitting those pesky big stones which are protecting the corners of your garden? A simple solution: install a marker that is high enough to be seen from inside the car. This one on Avenue Charles Woeste is elegant and efficient at the same time. Box with […] more…
Box with visibility pole

Box with visibility pole

Rue Léopold 1, Laeken At the edge of a parking place, this box with sprouting seeds has been placed. Because it is so low, car drivers will not see it; the solution here is the pin with reflector strips and blingy textiles that is stuck in the corner of the box. Stick it up more…
Cat killer

Cat killer

Fox Ink Tattoo shop on 469 Rue Léopold 1 in 1090 Jette, have changed their ‘Voetschraper’ (Foot scraper) into a luxurious murderous mouse dug out. From shit scraper to rain pipe more…
Bed gate garden

Bed gate garden

New extensions have been built to the earlier photographed tree protection that was erected with the help of an old bed on Rue Vandenbogaerde. It started by posing a modest orange traffic cone and has little by little grown into a success full green spot. The addition of several traffic signs is clearly marking where […] more…
Shell quartier

Shell quartier

I revisited the facade on the Gentse Steenweg number 253, where six years ago, an elaborate decoration made out of shells could be seen. They have been taken down. http://westenberg.constantvzw.org/?p=967 Shell wall Across the street, the downstairs floor of the first house on the right in the Rue Vanderdussen has adopted the same style of […] more…
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