30-12-05

Iceflowers here, a thick layer of snow at the Flemish coast.

-1° C, the freezing mist covers everything with a thin white layer.


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29-12-05

Sevilla - white pigeons sleeping in a Plane tree.

White doves (palomas blancas) prevail in Sevilla, very special.  More about them later.


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Sevilla - Weird

When I passed the shop window of Akotee (Melkmarkt 30 - it is a special shop, that’s the least you can say about it) in Antwerp yesterday I saw exactly the little shoes - the red ones with white dots - as in Sevilla, I even had taken a picture of them because they were so eye-catching.  And the aprons - red with white dots - also present in this shop, where so far most things were Chinese or “Kitsch” kitchen things (bags, even bike bags,  in plastic table-cloth material with fruits and flowers on it : a trend ! You start seeing them in the street scene).



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Sevilla - With these aprons…

… you can do your kitchen jobs with passion, olé  (don’t believe it)  (although it does cheer up the kitchen and its helper)

So, for the women aprons and for the men T-shirts saying : SIESTA, dos servezas, …  ;-)




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28-12-05

Happy New Year !

Pick out the best in 2006 !

 

Picture taken in Parque Nacional de Doñana at the border of the Atlantic Ocean (Andalucia, Spain)

 


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Sevilla - shop

Don’t shoot the flamenco dancers !


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Sevilla - Catedral y Giralda

As a Fleming I am quite used to cathedrals, but not in combination with oranges ! 

(too bad that I had to compress the photo with 60 % , photos on a skynetblog may only be 100 kB )


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26-12-05

Sevilla - Supercable


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Sevilla - ways of transportation


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25-12-05

Sevilla - Christmas camel

The store is called 'La Yunta' and has always something interesting in the window, according to Jeff Spielvogel, who has a mega site about Seville : www.exploreseville.com

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Sevilla - Feliz Navidad

Some shop windows and shops are as busy as the two main shopping streets (Tetuan and Sierpes)  themselves.


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24-12-05

Sevilla, El tucan, detail 2


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Sevilla, El tucan, detail 1

Every street his orange trees and every house his lattice-work.  Almost all windows are barred too and not only downstairs.


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Sevilla - El tucan

(near Castelar)

First time I saw orange trees IRL.  Almost every street has those trees.  Nice period of the year to see them !



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Knock, knock

Yes, please come in to view some pictures of  Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain.  What did I find special, interesting, beautiful and what do you think of it ?

 

Note : the blog counter passed the 2000.




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14-12-05

Blue lights Christmas tree

… on the ice-rink, Market place, Brugge (Bruges), couldn't wait till dark for a better effect of the lights.

Off to Spain now, a photo report probably will follow when I am back J



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12-12-05

Bridge in Bruges

(Begijnenvest, Brugge)  Gives a strong Japanese impression with the picture taken this way.  Maybe a Japanese designer ?

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10-12-05

Lost

When I saw this paper hanging on the Meir, it reminded me of a story from the time that my children were little kids.  Monkie, a monkey cuddly toy, got lost : it laid on the street, was taken by a dog, dropped somewhere else, fell in a sewer, stranded on a bank, …. I don’t remember it exactly… but finally was found by a puppet doctor, who washed and repaired it and put it in his shop window.  And there the kid who lost his dearest Monkie finds it again and is soooooooo happy.

And here a similar thing is happening !

Reward for a cuddly puppet, lost on Friday nov. 18. 

White - gray, several times repaired, 15 till 20 cm. tall,

 mouth, nose and eyes in red stitching.

Long rabbit ears and a cap.

So if you would find it, make a kid happy again !

 

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I didn’t know …

Antwerp had such ... manhole cover(s) ?  Location : Jezusstraat

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Trio II


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Trio I

Antoon Van Dijk statue, Meir-Leysstraat, Antwerp.

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07-12-05

Most yellow

I’ve been waiting three days for a flash of sun in the grey sky and today there were several and they lit up  the Quercus robur in the most yellow and gold.

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Paving cobbles

... is an old profession.  Cobbles are reused here to keep somewhat authenticity in the view of the town center of Melsele.


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06-12-05

Looking at an IDEA

Picture taken in the Mata mata and  pili pili (African restaurant, Hoogstraat, Antwerp) - the fat and the thin one - where the food is tastytasty if you are willing to spend enough moneymoney. 


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05-12-05

Christmas time

Keyserlei, Antwerp.

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03-12-05

I am so fond of the Quercus robur

(Zomereik - English oak, pedunculate oak, truffle oak)

His splendid autumn coloring is only one of his enchanting characteristics.

Speaking of trees, the WWF sends you this message : every day about 270.000 trees are flushed down the drain or end up as garbage around the world.  Every time YOU use a toilet roll or other tissue products you might be directly contributing to environmental destruction.  SO, buy recycled toilet paper !! Read all about saving forests : http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/forests/what_yo...    They use two striking pictures of a toilet roll : the paper is bark.


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The Hydrangea petiolaris (Klimhortensia, Climbing hortensia)

is dropping her leaves : time for the elves to move inside.


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Birds flying up (Beveren-Waas)

and Beech in autumn color.


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01-12-05

Card holder

At least you can use it as a card holder.  It comes from Japan and I don’t know what the figure on it means.  I once found a website about it … in Japanese.  So, if someone knows more about it ?


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Computer bird


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