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Posts Tagged: building materials

The iron snake in a summer’s sun

"Sweet is the swamp with its secrets,
Until we meet a snake;
'T is then we sigh for houses,
And our departure take
At that enthralling gallop
That only childhood knows.
A snake is summer's treason,
And guile is where it goes."

(E. Dickinson, no title)
Maasmechelen (B)

La solution ECO


“Oh the time will come up
When the winds will stop
And the breeze will cease to be breathin’
Like the stillness in the wind
’Fore the hurricane begins
The hour when the ship comes in”

(Bob Dylan in When the ship comes in)
Charleroi (B)

When renovation comes to a standstill

When renovation comes to a standstill

"The ruins of time build mansions in Eternity."

(W. Blake in  a letter to W. Hayley)
Herstal (B)

Rhythms of industry

Rhythms of industry

"Is it beyond thee to be glad with the gladness of this rhythm? 
To be tossed and lost and broken in the whirl of this fearful joy?

All things rush on, they stop not, they look not behind, 
no power can hold them back, they rush on."

(R. Tagore in Gitanjali no. 70)
Maasmechelen-Uikhoven (B)

Lost wheels in the heat

Lost wheels in the heat

“I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go.”

(John Lennon in Watching the wheels)
Amay (B)