Posts in Category: Street scenes – garages and parking places

The tranquility of the desert


“This is the land which ye
Shall divide by lot. And neither division nor unity
Matters. This is the land. We have our inheritance.”

(T.S. Eliot in Ash-Wednesday 1930)
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw (B)

Closed doors waiting for the church bells

“Knock on the door, and you shall have an answer!
Open the heavy walls to set me free,
And blow a horn to call me into the sunlight,
And startled then what a strange thing you shall see!”

(C. Aiken from The charnel rose)
Ivoz-Ramet (B)

The red ball does not hinder you passing freely


“passing freely
through the temple grounds –
spring butterfly”

(Haiku by Issa)
Jemeppe-sur-Meuse (B)

When it was still a garage

“Way back when I was just a kid
There was a place I loved to go
It was called Stutzman’s garage
You could learn what you didn’t know

Because folks would come in just to get
A little help with their car
Uncle Walter knew how to fix it
If you didn’t have to drive too far”

(M. Lott in Old Stutzman’s Garage)
Malmedy (B)

This garage makes driving into a nostalgic event

"Auf einmal erschein' ich
Ein blinkender Stern.
"Was glänzet da droben,
So nah und so fern?"
Und hast du mit Staunen
Das Leuchten erblickt;
Ich lieg dir zu Füßen,
Da bin ich beglückt!"

(J.W. von Goethe in Sehnsucht)
Marcinelle (B)

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