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 […]
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
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
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 […]
Integrated street signs

Integrated street signs

Forêt de Soignes / Zoniënwoud Tumuli dreef, jonctions Kwekerij pad + Kornelius dreef 1560 Hoeilaart
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 […]
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.
Protecting pallet

Protecting pallet

Ransfort straat, 1080, Molenbeek, BXL Temporary solution to protect water pump, built from a pallet, some decoration tape and left over planks.
Shopping monument

Shopping monument

Avenue Emile De Mot, Brussels Student prank or post-capitalist consumer society critique ? Sculptures by Thomas Vinçotte are more often targeted by interventionists actions,such as his sculpture of Leopold II. This sculpture of a Horse taming boy is less obvious in its connection to representing Belgiums colonial history.
Bells galore

Bells galore

Rotterdam straat, 1080 BXL
Darth cake

Darth cake

Edible Star Wars tribute. Cheers. Bakery @ Jubelfeestlaan, 1080, Brussels
Dyson art

Dyson art

Hand dryer installation in the mens room at the Cinquantenaire Museum for Art and History, Bxl
Mailbox pipe

Mailbox pipe

19 Avenue Paul Deschanel, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode No better place to pass a tube then through an already existing hole. Picture by Michel Cleempoel
Frost shadow

Frost shadow

Parc Maximilian, bxl
Don’t hit your head protection

Don’t hit your head protection

Brulabo, Avenue de Maelbeek 3, 1000 Bruxelles Seen during a visit on the occasion of the heritage days 2016: Cut open tennis balls serving as ‘don’t hit your head protection’, mounted at the ends of a cast iron staircase.
Black light

Black light

Sint-Gilliskerkstraat, 1060 Saint-Gilles Street light painted black in order not to intrude in private space. This is a second version of the wooden street light blocker: http://westenberg.constantvzw.org/?p=1069 And one has to admit: it is effective, the light is not reaching the apartment windows on the left at all.
Molenbeek Gateway

Molenbeek Gateway

Jonction Opzichterstraat and Rue Victor Jacobs, 1080, Brussels. Since several years, this large terrain vague in between Rue Vandenbogaerde and the Rue de l’Intendant, that is destined to be redeveloped is fenced off from the street.
Luminous green

Luminous green

Pavement in front of Palais de Justice. Greens flourish in moist protected warm underground shelters. Not sure if those lamps are still working.
Cat house collected pictures

Cat house collected pictures

Found back the original photo’s of a cardboard shelter for street cats developing over time. They were separately posted in the category Cat houses I post them here in their full resolution for the sake of my archive. First picture is taken in 2003, the last one November 2004.
Loui Sushi

Loui Sushi

Loui Sushi, Brusselbaan 102c, Brussels 1600. The name of this sushi restaurant made me think of a story by Louis Sassoie about how merchants on the flee market on Place du Jeu de Balle used to be known only by a nickname, usually consisting of their first name and something related to their trade. Having […]
Sturdy upgrade

Sturdy upgrade

Be careful while parking, this orange cone is re-enforced with a steel rod and base. Avenue Fonsny
Breath of air

Breath of air

cone + chain

cone + chain

Hovenierstraat, 1080 Molenbeek Bxssl Garage Privé, parking reserved
Pavers rearranged

Pavers rearranged

Rue de Merode, 1060, Saint-Gilles Stack of pavement tiles reordered into temporary skateboard object. Note the bridge in the middle.
Ça pousse bien ! ..

Ça pousse bien ! ..

Rue de Liverpool, 1070 Anderlecht .. as someone shouted when seeing me taking this picture. 🙂
Un/re/writing the real

Un/re/writing the real

In the evening of 22 mars, many people gathered on the Beursplein in Brussels to write messages with multicolored crayons, expressing grief and solidarity with the people who suffered from the terrorist attacks that happened earlier that day.
My place

My place

Reserve your parking spot with two traffic cones. Use screws nails and bolts to make sure they are firmly attached to the pavement. 1000 Brussels
Numericollage

Numericollage

Some DIY house numbers from my neighborhood.
All together now

All together now

Here are some images of improvised repairs, alterations to covers of coal cellars that are no longer in use. Some quite decorative ones such as the one above, others are more pragmatic. The basements that were used back in the days to stock coals in general now serve some other function. It used to be […]
Don’t piss on my mailbox

Don’t piss on my mailbox

Quai du commerce, 1000 Bxssls I suppose most guys would interpret this stainless steel triangle as a desperate sign to please not pee in that corner, but apart from blocking completely the lower letterbox, what does the triangle actually do ? Technically speaking it is still very possible to pee in that corner I guess […]