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The eye of the beholder

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Just the other day I was over at the scrap-metal business to dump some of my old iron. When leaving the site, I noticed both these signs and decided to take a couple of snaps with my iphone, since I was so intrigued by the normal-sized sign accompagnied by his or her bigger brother. A mere 20 seconds later the site responsible came up to me asking what the hell I was doing. Apparently he thought I was making a photographic inventory of the surrounding fences in order to find an easy entry to … well, you know.

And the 2 signs?

Well, once upon a time, when only the little normal-sized sign was present, lots of cars leaving the dump didn’t notice it and took a right turn. After a while the owner placed the bigger sign, but again, a few people still didn’t see it. I guess, they must be on the lookout for the ‘biggest’ sign out there by now …

signs

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February 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

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Exotic Germany

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Some time ago, I was in Germany for some Bremen banana business (BBB). Upon returning home we had to wait quite a long time in the departure hall before finally taking off and while having more than enough time to kill in the meantime, I stumbled upon these two black massage seats, which to me looked quite dangerous. Right in the middle between the two love seats, a plastic palm tree … grew. Now I wonder whether waiting or stranded passengers are more likely to be massaged with or without the tree?

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September 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm

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WTC NY 9/11 – brothers in arms

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A snapshot taken nearly 10 years ago in the WTC in Brussels.

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September 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm

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Survival of the fittest

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A couple of weeks ago, the family Hendrickx from Herentals (Belgium), known by the companies Henco & Henrad – the ‘yellow‘ company, has paid 100 million euros to the Belgian tax authorities to escape a criminal trial, related to years of sophisticated fraud.

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August 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm

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Containers

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August 6, 2011 at 7:54 pm

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Total – never on a Wednesday

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A car needs gas.

Sometimes I make a quick stop at this gas station, but never on a Wednesday. On Wednesdays the windows are shut. Yeah, you’re still able to fill up your car with your favorite brand, but you’ll miss the intriguing smile. She has been doing this for about 38 years and still puts on the light at 6:00h in the morning on a daily basis. And even today she doesn’t use a computer of any kind, but simply writes down everything on paper to do her business.  But never on a Wednesday.

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August 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

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Retirement 4

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Time to stretch my legs and get onto the ‘machine’. I finally figured out the true meaning of the words ‘home trainer’.

 

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July 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

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Retirement 3

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Ah … the comfy chair. The most prestigious object in the entire home. Sunbeams which did their job over time.

I love the sight of 1.4 in the morning.

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June 29, 2011 at 8:27 pm

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Retirement 2

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And then you walk on, endless chambers, small & unpersonal until … you stumble upon a slightly bigger more central room.

Perfect lighting. A picture, a comfy chair, a table, flowers fallen to the ground. What happened?

 

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June 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

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Retirement 1

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Been quite busy lately – checking out my ‘future’ retirement home. One thing is for sure, yesterday’s retirement isn’t today’s one.

In this home all elderly persons got a personalized plate on their door. Behind the door however a different story could be heared; in one word: small. Leaving life behind, forever.

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June 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm

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