Posts Tagged: façades and fences

Evergreen

“Es bellen die Hunde, es rascheln die Ketten;
Die Menschen schnarchen in ihren Betten,
Träumen sich manches, was sie nicht haben,
Tun sich im Guten und Argen erlaben …”

(W. Müller in Im Dorfe)
Amay (B)

Our little shopping district

"We had a nice little shopping district,
but the anger boiled over in the ‘60s.
Some young fools and Panthers tore up MacDonald,
the flames gutting doorways and dreams.
But no Phoenix arose here; we just sank deeper into the mud."

(M. Abel in Lonnie (Richmond))
Honnelles (B)

My pâtisserie is unfortunately closed


“Treats and sweets and tortes and cakes
Cherries, berries, chocolate flakes
My firm resolutions break
Goodness, oh, for goodness sake!”

(L.T. Morisson in Evil Patisserie)
Mont-sur-Marchienne (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)

A painted house is like a poem

“In the end, a finished polished piece…
Makes the artist, happy and at peace.

The work is finally done…
What hard work, finished-Now 
feelings of enjoyed fun.”

(M. Gale in A painted house is like a poem)
Châtelet (B)