Rain pipe repair

Rain pipe repair

This crushed rain pipe has been temporarily repaired using a plastic bottle. more…
Smoke divide

Smoke divide

This post is for the archive of odd regulations. The dotted line on the ceiling of café Verschueren has been put in place to indicate the separation between the smokers and no smokers side of the café. Before the law required that smokers spaces need to be closed off spaces, there was a brief period […] more…
Bakken dance

Bakken dance

New developments around the wooden boxes filled with gravel in the Haeckstraat. First the six boxes have shifted position, diminishing the space thy occupy. Next, see the picture above, one of them has disappeared. Also visible is that dragging the boxes around has worn of the marking on the street surface which indicated a no […] more…
To be integrated

To be integrated

This mural is an imprint of the interior walls of a demolished house. Works are in progress for new buildings next door which will very likely soon be covering the wall. more…
Self initiated tree

Self initiated tree

This tiny tree is a work of love. An officially planted version has crashed. Someone took the effort to plant this dis-proportionally small specimen. And to add four traffic poles, of a type that is used in the neighborhood to separate footpaths from the main road, as you can see in the detail below. more…
Tweedehans +D, Tropish +C

Tweedehans +D, Tropish +C

The Dutch in these info panels in Kanal, the new museum in Brussels in the former Citroën garage on Sainctelette square, have been corrected by a visitor. The dutch texts are grammatically well done. But ‘second hand car’ would be ‘tweedehands auto’, and from the missing space and the d that is lacking suggest that […] more…
Safety in style

Safety in style

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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…
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