Chair repair

Chair repair

Both sides of this seat back have been supported with a good bit of tape. The black duct tape and brown packing tape stylishly fuse with its surroundings. For live experience go eat at Thai restaurant Da-Kao II, the table in back, right corner. Excellent food. more…
Bakken are back

Bakken are back

Aw, after the previous sighting of the ruines of this parking blockade, I had little hope it would survive. But there it is: freshly piled up, with a new bit of tape around it and refilled they are back in action. Stacking method seems less reliable. We’ll see. more…
Kassier+ster

Kassier+ster

A little help was lend to translate the french into Dutch. ‘sac’ was orriginally translated to ‘koffer’, which means suitcase (valise). Corrected to ‘zak’ (bag). Some translation tool has apparently not understood the gender of ‘cassière’ and ‘caissier’, the translation for both turned into ‘kassier’ (male) but a small addition corrects this into ‘kassierster’. more…
Balcony balls

Balcony balls

Since ages this balcony has intrigued me. The metal grid rests on metal feet in the shape of a ball. There are four of them: on at each corner. At some moment in time a tennis ball has joined the quartet. This fifth ball, the one in the middle, has the perfect size: it got […] more…
Square in a circle

Square in a circle

Round window posts are a challenge to renovate. The PVC frame above occupies more space then the window pane itself. A statement of the difficulty to find a proper solution. Sometimes the rectangularity of the replacement frame is less apparent such as in the top window in the picture below. At other times it is […] more…
Squashed bakken

Squashed bakken

After several crashes, these wooden boxes filled with stones that served as a barrier against cars were dismantled. Some have been emptied, they are waiting to be trashed. (Picture october 2018) more…
Depotoir pour chiens

Depotoir pour chiens

Citizens. My wall is not a dump for dogs. Please do not let your animals relieve themselves in front of my door. Thank you. more…
Cross support

Cross support

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Paint job

Paint job

Three letterboxes, painted without protecting the surrounding bricks. more…
Cher voleur

Cher voleur

Dear THIEF, The toys in this garden are for the pleasure of children, to move them emotionally, to see them happy. Thank you. more…
7 !

7 !

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Wood cobbles

Wood cobbles

Pave ways with missing cobblestones are really annoying. On the start of the Rue des Echevins, on the square, in front of nr. 7, the gaps have been filled with wooden planks that are cut to size. No more wobbely walking, or twisted ankles. more…
Paalperk

Paalperk

Inventive use of a traffic cone; turned upside down, over a pole, filled with soil, greens root everywhere. more…
Patch + cone

Patch + cone

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Watch out

Watch out

A bit of metal tube sticks out of the pavement. A signage has been stuck on top of it to warn pedestrians. more…
Diagonal shutter

Diagonal shutter

A piece of pvc tube is used to keep these shutters slightly opened. This is the window of a kitchen that does not have an air ventilation system. more…
Winter is coming

Winter is coming

My neighbor has covered the ventilation shafts to his basement with cardboard. He says it is very cold in the apartment where he is living, on the ground floor, and the reason is the wind blowing into the basement below it. more…
Blanket tree

Blanket tree

Apartment for sale, hired a lift, moved out, lost blanket, stuck in tree. more…
Sandwisherie

Sandwisherie

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Plantenpot

Plantenpot

A handshaped clay pot with plants in front of a shop on Hoogstraat. The pot is painted in a light grey. The trunks of the two plants have undergone a treatment with the same paint. more…
Chained

Chained

This parking place has been reserved for private use since a long time. To prevent the cone from traveling elsewhere, it is secured to a tree. This used to be done using a rope. The system is now upgraded with a chain. The color coordination of chain and cones gain visibility. The cones are pierced […] more…
l’Arabe l’arabe

l’Arabe l’arabe

Congo monument , Parc Cinquantenaire The story continues. The most recent round of cleaning the monument has removed the last iteration of the word Arabe in french, but the previous one is not easy to remove. What is also clearly visible is that both instances of the word are written in one and the same […] more…
block arrow cone

block arrow cone

Rue Jennart, 1080, Molenbeek, Brssls No special traffic situation is indicated by this totem. more…
Announcing the dark side

Announcing the dark side

Rue Godecharle, 1000 Brussels (picture september 2018) Some undesired things cling on for a while. These grim looking left-overs of  announcements are here since over a year, see the screen shot from g$$gle earth dating from may 2017. more…
Seat near end of life

Seat near end of life

square between Wasserijstraat + Rue des Tanneurs This area is under development. New façades are pasted over the old ones. The playing field is also gated. Looks like change is going to come. These low walls have been crushed by cars since forever. In a way it would be good to replace them, but it […] more…
One way, added street

One way, added street

Rue Terre-neuve, 1000 Bxssls A classic alteration: a dead end street sign, made applicable to the local street lay-out with a piece of white tape. I thought I had encountered this same sign before, but reviewing the actual picture, it is definitely family, but not identically the same. See post below. Flexible directions more…
Pegboard wire wood

Pegboard wire wood

Zuinigheidsstraat / Rue de l’economie 20, 1000 Brussel A solution to close a basement window and ventilation opening that suits the name of the street in which it houses. Pegboard attached with electricity wire and made to fit using a piece of wood. The remains of the wood are then used to close a ventilation […] more…
Saint-Rémi des ballons

Saint-Rémi des ballons

Rue Michel Zwaab straat, Molenbeek 1080 Corner Pierre Victor-Jacobs and Michel Zwaabstraat looking up to the rim of the roof of the church Saint-Rémi. This row of footballs is expanding slowly. It has intrigued me for some time how come that there is so many in a spot where I pass often and never see […] more…
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…
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