Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Brussels Photo: Wednesday, 8 November 2006

Oh, cute little boxes you'll think. Well, kind of. I took this picture through the window of the Saint-Luc Institute of Architecture in Brussels. I slowly figured out Belgians are very keen on architecture, the art nouveau and art deco movement a statement to that.

The institute displays some of the works done by students, and I found this one particularly attractive. It seems a special project is also designed in relation with MacGill in Montreal.
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Vicki Naylor said...

Hi there

Would you mind if I linked my website to yours - my friends and family are forever asking for photos and you do brussels more justice than I ever could. . .

Thanks Vicki

dutchie said...

i think i wouldn't mind living in one of those boxes :)
Andreea, if you want me to send you some tulip bulbs send me a PM tru the forum with your address, no problem.

Vicki said...

Fab - I will now learn how to link!

Anonymous said...

cette photo me fait penser à une chanson de Graeme Allwright "petites boite"

"Petites belles très étroites
Petites boîtes faites en ticky-tacky
Petites boîtes, petites boîtes
Petites boîtes toutes pareilles
Y a des rouges, des violettes
Et des vertes très coquettes
Elles sont toutes faites en ticky-tacky
Elles sont toutes toutes pareilles

Et ces gens-là dans leurs boîtes
Vont tous à l'université
On les met tous dans des boîtes
Petites boîtes toutes pareilles
Y a des médecins, des dentistes
Des hommes d'affaires et des avocats
Ils sont tous tous faits de ticky-tacky
Ils sont tous tous tous pareils"

this photograph makes me think of a song of Graeme Allwright.
La version originale est de Malvina Reynolds "Little boxes".

"Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of tickytacky
Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same
There's a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

And the people in the houses all went to the university
Where they were put in boxes and they came out all the same,
And there's doctors and there's lawyers, and business executives
And they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

And they all play on the golf course and drink their martinis dry,
And they all have pretty children and the children go to school
And the children go to summer camp and then to the university
Where they are put in boxes and they come out all the same.

And the boys go into business and marry and raise a family
In boxes made of ticky tacky and they all look just the same."

John - Melbourne said...

Cool! I came here today as Olivier was reminded of this shot because of mine today !