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donderdag, 30 August 2012 21:32


Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.

~Henry David Thoreau~

woensdag, 09 May 2012 14:40

Dag 14 - Donderdag 30.08


Walking towards Brussels, with the roar of the traffic in the background, it seemed appropriate that the Walking Library offer the walkers some reflections from Kingsley Dennis and John Urry's book, 'After the Car' (2007).

"'[The automobile] can't be blamed for anything. Its consience is as clear as Monsieur Citroen's conscience. It only fulfils its destiny: it is destined to wipe out the world." [Ilya Ehrenburg, 'The Life of the Automobile', 1999).

"There have been huge increased in the speed of travel and in the distances that are covered. In 1800, people in the US travelled 50 metres a day - they now travel 50 kilometres. Today, world citizens move 23 billion kilometres; by 2050 that figure could quadruple to 106 billion if 'business' continues as usual."

"In 2000, there were more car ownersw in the US than registered voters; and in 2002 the average adult in the US made 86 per cent of their travel trips by car and travelled 13,500 miles per person/per year."

"... German researchers have established that each car, taking up an average surface area of six square metres, is 'responsible for 200 square metres of tarmac and concrete and produces some 44.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide throughout its life'. Or as Joni Mitchell famously sings, 'They paved paradise and put up a parkng lot'."

Our walking guide today, who works for Bruxelles Environment, donated to the Walking Library 'La Promenade Verte de Groene Wandeling', which maps the 63 km of preserved 'natural' space around/within Brussels - keeping the parking lots away...

donderdag, 30 August 2012 21:40

30/08/sideways2012 - timelapse

donderdag, 30 August 2012 22:05

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donderdag, 30 August 2012 21:43

a little bit from a walking librarian

Walking Librarian: Would you like to hear something from a book I am carrying in this Walking Library?....Strange to say no, strange to hear someone say no to an offer of being read to... it took me by surprise...oh, perhaps you're too busy, too nervous, too shy, too taken aback by the sheer audacity of someone offering a gift, well, perhaps it doesn't seem like a gift. Perhaps there will be something expected in return, maybe you will have to buy something, give something, commit something, think something...so you say no.

But then there will always be that glorious moment when someone says YES!!!! Yes, please read to me...And it happens, some kind of magical exchange of one person reading, maybe badly, in too quiet a voice, in a language only she understands....yet the other receives it, listening, looking maybe faraway, into the horizon, maybe only half understanding, sensing meanings....an exchange, a meeting, an encounter, over words, pages, leaves that flutter, momentarily lifted by the breeze, snatching the words off the page, out of the mouth, into the ears, into the wind...

donderdag, 30 August 2012 23:25


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donderdag, 30 August 2012 22:15

filip van dingenen (be) | an inland voyage 2.0

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vrijdag, 31 August 2012 08:41

welcome to brussels

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