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…
Rogier balconies

Rogier balconies

Avenue Rogier, 1030 Schaerbeek Diverse architecture is rule in Brussels. But the neighboring houses on the Rogier laan, just east of the Haechtsesteenweg have once featured similar metal fences around the front balconies. After many individual renovations, they are now almost all different. more…
No raids here

No raids here

Ieperlaan, 1000 Brussels Two banners over the entrance to the Salvation Army: ” we don’t allow razzias (FR) and No razzias at our place (NL)”. These banners have been put up at several organisations in protest against the neo liberal right wing federal government who are raiding organisations ‘suspected’ of having ties with terrorism. It […] more…
Box addition

Box addition

Ieperlaan, 1000 Brussels Some years ago this odd intriguing reconstruction was started, but it got stuck along the way. Unfortunately it is not going forward at all and deteriorating rapidly. It does well as a weird urban folly. more…
Exterior interior

Exterior interior

Vrijheidslaan . Avenue des libertés, Koekelberg, Brussels The imprint that is left behind by a demolished neighboring house is quite a common sight on reconstruction sites. This one I like because of its strong wall-colors and the beautiful stairs leading up to the second floor and attics. For me it can stay as a piece […] more…
New door again

New door again

Wapenstilstandstraat / Rue de l’armistice, 1081 Koekelberg When I took a picture of this door in 2012, it was the cut through wall writing that intrigued me: http://westenberg.constantvzw.org/?p=1038 Now six years later, the then newly placed door has been replaced again, but the text poetry has not changed a bit. more…
L’Arabe … continues

L’Arabe … continues

This picture is a sequel to previous posts about the contestations of the text on the ‘monument to the Congo warriors’ in the Cinquantenaire parc which are in the ‘Congo Monument’ category. The scratching out and reinsertions of the words ‘arabe ‘ (fr) arabische (nl) is continuing. For more context on what is going on, […] more…
Feed Leopold to the birds

Feed Leopold to the birds

The association ACED ‘citizens for a decolonialised public space’ (Association Citoyenne pour un Espace public Décolonial) has removed the statue in honor of Leopold II in the Duden Parc in Brussels in protest to the violent colonial history in Congo. A day later a version of the buste made out of birdseed appeared. The case […] more…
Smokers platform

Smokers platform

October 2017, platform 3, North station, Brussels. A practical joke ? A citizens initiative to diminish the amount of cigarette buds on the pavement and propose an extra disposal next to the existing bags installed on the platform ? This ashtray has been glued to the garbage tray. It was actually used a lot, I […] more…
Road block bakken

Road block bakken

Rue Haeck, 1080 bxl Piled up heavy wooden boxes filled with gravel stones serve as road block and guarentee parking place for motor bikes. more…
Scooter stand

Scooter stand

Rue Pierre Victor Jacobs straat, 1080 A wooden pallet serves as parking device. The pallet prevents cars from parking and reserves a permanent spot in the street for this scooter. One plank has been removed from the pallet. By placing the front wheel of the scooter in the vacant slot, the scooter stays upright. The […] more…
Doorstop

Doorstop

15 Rue Vanderperren, Jette An improvised doorstop preventing the frontdoor of this apartment building to swing open widely. more…
Utility shack

Utility shack

Neerstalsesteenweg 76, 1190 Vorst. more…
Brick white squared cover

Brick white squared cover

Augustijnerstraat, Jette, Brussels Contemporary solution to common problem: making sure filth or rain will not enter the cellar through the traditional ventilation grid. Here’s an equally beautiful, more Bric-à-brac style solution: http://westenberg.constantvzw.org/?p=1097 more…
Putting the L in nouvel

Putting the L in nouvel

Gare du Nord, 1000 Brussels Renovation of the main hall is in full progress. Temporary signage is pointing travelers the way to the new entrance. An unfortunate translation mistake needed to be corrected on all posters. It became an adventure in individual letter placing and spacing. more…
Serious at work

Serious at work

café Lecoq, 1050 Ixelles, Bxl more…
New P

New P

WTC, tower 1, Boulevard Albert II / Koning Albert II-laan 30, next to main entrance The World Trade Towers in Brussels were built in the 1970’s. One of the enterprises in the building is BNP Paribas, full name: Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas, or in Dutch: Bank van Parijs en de Nederlanden. The P […] more…
Smeared Leopold sign

Smeared Leopold sign

Corner Sint-Annakerkstraat / Rue de l’église Sainte-Anne + Blvd Leopold II laan, 1081 Koekelberg See also: Patrice Lumumba Laan Boulevard de la Honte/ Schande laan more…
Patrice Lumumba laan

Patrice Lumumba laan

Corner Rue Van der Noot straat + Boulevard Leopold II laan, 1080 Molenbeek Leopold II renamed to Boulevard Patrice Lumumba laan. See also: Boulevard de la Honte/ Schande laan Picture by Femke Snelting more…
Honte / Schande

Honte / Schande

Boulevard Leopold II, renamed to Rue de la Honte/Schandestraat (Following is translated from this webpage: https://3z5gorm1zxf7vqm2a0w6.oasis.sandstorm.io/index.html “In the night of Thursday, December 22, names of Brussels streets with colonial connotations were renamed to “Rue de la Honte / Straat van de Schaamte”: Street of Shame. This action aims at breaking with the glorification of the […] more…
Integrated street signs

Integrated street signs

Forêt de Soignes / Zoniënwoud Tumuli dreef, jonctions Kwekerij pad + Kornelius dreef 1560 Hoeilaart more…
Avis / Bericht

Avis / Bericht

Not sure were I took this picture again, it has been a while .. The area on the wall carved in stone used to be a place to put up notices, it reads Avis / Berichten: A ‘message’ area. Now this parking meter takes the stage in a somewhat too centralised Oracle like position, as […] more…
C/Sigarettes

C/Sigarettes

Spelling correction: in Dutch ‘cigarettes’ is spelled as ‘sigaretten’. This sign is on the balcony of the building that hosts cultural organisations such as Q-O2, FoAM and iMAL. more…
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