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Friday, 30 April 2010
The fox of Ebbsfleet

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This young fox was standing at the entrance of Ebbsfleet International railway station when I arrived back in the country last night. Contrary to what the photo shows there were scores of people streaming out towards the fox, and passing within two metres on either side of it. At this time of the year young foxes are sometimes abandoned, or orphaned, and it may have been enticed to the station by the smell of food emanating from within.

Posted by bigblue on 30/04/2010 at 05:57 PM
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Sunday, 25 April 2010
Cycling in Brussels

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This is one of 23 Cyclocity stations in Brussels that have a combined total of 250 bikes for rent. To be honest I wasn’t very impressed: the stations I saw all looked empty, I saw very few people out-and-about on bicycles in Brussels, I didn’t see any cycle lanes except in the leafy suburbs, and the city seems very car-friendly with wide avenues and fast-moving traffic. Given that I am used to traffic driving on the left rather than the right hand side of the road I would need more encouragement to take my life in my hands in this way. Apparently Brussels, like Rome, is built on seven hills and cycling has not taken off here in the same way as it has in nearby European cities.

Posted by bigblue on 25/04/2010 at 05:32 PM
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Grocers’ apos.

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What can one say: I would have given you full marks for style for spelling your “rocket” the traditional (French) way, but you lost them by introducing the grocers’ apostrophy.

Posted by bigblue on 25/04/2010 at 02:19 PM
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Thursday, 22 April 2010
Vapour trails

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Making their return to the skies above Southern England. For the past few days (in a manner similar to the “snowlidays” of winter) we have experienced something of the past. Our skies were never as empty this week since the end of the Second World War.

Posted by bigblue on 22/04/2010 at 01:17 PM
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Saturday, 17 April 2010
Quaint urinals

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Remember the days when people could smoke in public places? When designers even put handy ashtrays next to the urinals? Seeing a reminder of this time (above)  brought to mind what LP Hartley wrote in his novel The Go Between:

The past is a different world. They do things differently there.

Posted by bigblue on 17/04/2010 at 03:00 PM
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Thursday, 15 April 2010
Glacier Zizi

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This is a popular ice-cream parlour in Brussels. Fortunately for me they sell two flavours of ice-cream made with rice milk.

Posted by bigblue on 15/04/2010 at 09:42 PM
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Wednesday, 14 April 2010
We were killed so you could be fat

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I’m not sure whether the message of the graffitist is aligned with that of the business owner.

Posted by bigblue on 14/04/2010 at 11:01 PM
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Tuesday, 13 April 2010
In the woods

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South of Brussels yesterday evening.

Posted by bigblue on 13/04/2010 at 07:50 PM
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