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Posts in Category: Street Scenes

Talking in empty spaces

“What shall we use to fill the empty
Spaces where we used to talk
How shall I fill the final places
How shall I complete the wall”

(Pink Floyd in Empty spaces)
Elouges (B)

The pleasure garden of a gardener

"It is only a tiny garden,
Where the sweetest roses grow,
Where the birds are always singing
From dawn till evening's glow.
With its wealth of wondrous flowers,
And its sunshine everywhere,
It is only a tiny garden,
But my heart is always there."

(L. Glanville in It is only a tiny garden)
Herstal (B)

A daughter has been kidnapped for nine months

"'Tis not for the happy; come, daughter of sorrow,
'Tis here thy sad thoughts are embalm'd in thy tears,
Where, lost in the past, disregarding tomorrow,
There's nothing for hopes and nothing for fears."

(A. Hunter in The wanderer)
Maasmechelen (B)

Bloemenhuisje

“Sag mir wo die Blumen sind,
wo sind sie geblieben
Sag mir wo die Blumen sind,
was ist geschehen?
Sag mir wo die Blumen sind,
Mädchen pflückten sie geschwind
Wann wird man je verstehen,
wann wird man je verstehen?”

(Marlene Dietrich in Sag mir wo die Blumen sind)
Borgloon (B)

Tintin in Charleroi, fleeing from the elephant

"He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
He looked again, and found it was
A letter from his wife.
'At length I realize,' he said,
'The bitterness of Life!'"

(Lewis Carroll no title)
Charleroi (B)