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 Some undesired things cling on for a while. These grim looking left overs are here since over a year. The picture below dates 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…
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…
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