24-02-06

Light !!!

 
 
 

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23-02-06

Americans more easily say “I love you” ….

 

Americans from West and South European origin are more generous in saying “I love you” than other people ( Wilkins R. and Gareis E. , International Journal of Intercultural Relations > in De Standaard, 23 feb. 2006) 

68 % of them regularly says “I love you” compared to 42 % of the other people.

(The random sample survey however only counted 77 test subjects)

 

Picture : a winter rose and the tower of the Our Sweet Lady Cloister chapel (Melsele) on the background.

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22-02-06

World trade

 
 
Really everything is shipped from one corner of the world to another ( Verrebroekdok - Port of Antwerp ).

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21-02-06

Grey days (Paardenschor - Doel)

 
The water is as grey as the sky, but in nature reserves there is always beauty.  Does water always have the same color as the sky ?

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18-02-06

An intention

 

Statue of a naked virile man ( Sevilla - Réal Alcazar 11 ), fish under this feet, a god of the sea ?  And those huge palm trees : so exotic for everybody who lives more to the north. 

Anyway : I have to place this photo here to remind me NOT to be shy when there is a photo I really want to take. 

……….  Yes, I wanted a picture of his front side J  It was a beautiful and expressive front side J and when I was looking how to take the picture and choosing a position,  some men kept standing there, looking at me all the time and I got embarrassed and so I took this picture instead of the one I really wanted to.  Shame on me !

Lately when I was in Zeeland there was a man with a huge grey beard standing at the border of the Plaat van de Vliet ( nature reserve ) and he fitted so well with the landscape, that it would have made a great picture, but I didn’t dare to ask him if I could take his picture, so this is something I really have to learn !

This man had a little car with a name painted on : de pruttelpot.  A translation trial : the simmering pot, the percolating pot.

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Got it !

 

On dec. 1  (see photo of dec. 1) I wondered what the figure on a card holder that I got as a present from Japan meant.  And here it is : it is KAJEL, an angel which is always drawn in the works of Kazutoshi Hirohama.  His pictures with text are mostly used in calendars.  I have no idea of the content and the message.  Maybe something like the Bond zonder Naam calendars in Flanders, which are photos with texts ?

Kajel is the combination of KAzutoshi and anGEL. 

More info on the Kajel-site.  Translation of a calendar page welcome !

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17-02-06

Winter fur

 
Winter fur of a semi-wild horse in the nature reserve Plaat van de Vliet (Zeeland).

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16-02-06

Voor de lezers :

mijn boekenlijstje is eindelijk eens bijgewerkt.

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A rare moment of sun, snowdrops peak through the leaves

 

And yes, a problem to capture the brilliant white.

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15-02-06

Windmill in Zierikzee (Zeeland, the Netherlands)

 
But if you want a daily view on what's typically dutch, you have to be here.

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Same place - Vogelkijkhut

 

Enjoying the sight of wintering Tufted Ducks (Kuifeenden) in the special model of "bird watching cabin" (??? what is a vogelkijkhut in English ? ) at the Plaat van de Vliet (Zeeland).  It has a low level (a bit higher than the water level) and an upper level.  This picture is taken from the upper level, the previous one from the lowel level.

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13-02-06

Plaat van de Vliet (Krammersluizen) - Zeeland - the Netherlands

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10-02-06

I you leave, will you come back again ?

 

This is painted on a wall on the Katelijnevest ( Bruges ) .  Does anybody know more about it ?

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If I come back, will you be there ?

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08-02-06

Is this a beautiful image ?

 

I don’t think so.  What is it about then ?  It is about the discovery, the surprise : when I was walking in the Visspaanstraatje in Bruges, a gate that normally was closed was now open and on the courtyard stood this old café panel for beer.  Somehow this dwarf with a red panty and a red cap advertises for a GOOD beer, probably “Damme”.  I think it is an abbey beer, but I can’t find more info about it : Google guides me to the little town Damme or to Jean-Claude Van Damme and that ain’t much help.

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07-02-06

Slanting lines (Coot in Bruges)

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06-02-06

Wintering geese are still around

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03-02-06

Smog in Flanders and local snow (only around the nuclear plant of Doel ?)

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Antwerp : Chinese newyear (feb.1)

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