Monday, April 27, 2009

Photofilm - "Oostends Staketsel" by Simonne

Mijn foto's van het staketsel doorheen de seizoenen, samengesteld en op muziek gezet door DE TORRE.
Groetjes, Simonne.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Nero

On a sunny day in Belgium

Chocolate shooter


The chocolate shooter is a machine that gives you a high on chocolate. D. Persoone designed it for the birthday party of Rolling Stones member RON WOOD???

Sunday, April 12, 2009

More Progress

Progress

The Rocket War Of Vrondados



Happy Easter



The Rocket War of Vrondados is an old custom that began at the time of the Turkish occupation and it still happens every year at Easter. In the beginning the residents of the parishes of Panagia Erithiani and Saint Mark's, which are facing each other, made small cannons, to fire at each other. But through time the canons became rockets and fireworks made from nitre, sulphur and gunpowder.
The preparation of the rockets starts immediately after each Easter, so everything can be ready for the next year. Each year the amount of the rockets increases and the fireworks burning in the air, at the night of the Christ's resurrection, are really magnificent. Many people visit Chios Island this time of the year, so they can enjoy this truly unique but dangerous event.



Click here to read more about Chios

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Garden Works


Old & New. It was impossible to find the same materials, because they are out of production.

David started working on Monday March 30th. His working pal had let him down, so he was supposed to do all the work on his own. That is why I decided to give him a hand. At 3 pm I had to stop - could not use my left hand anymore.
On Wednesday, David had found himself a new assistant (fortunately, one with more muscle power).
They still have to come back to finish the big path in the middle, and some smaller paths on the West side of the house.
To start planting stuff David's work has to be finished first.

I had to move those pallets from front to back....

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Enkindled Spring

"This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes,
Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.
I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze."

D. H. Lawrence, The Enkindled Spring