Monday, May 8, 2017

The Stilted Generation

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Two this week actually, taken at a stilted street parade through Mechelen over the weekend. 

I've always loved the street performance culture in Belgium. A lot of the time they arrive unannounced too, like these drummers and butterflies that marched through town during the annual kid's festival, adding a welcomed element of surprise and unexpected entertainment. 

What street performances come through your town?

The Stilted Generation

The Stilted Generation

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

O Captain! My Captain!

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O Captain! My Captain! - The Travelled Monkey
A weathered portrait of Tin Tin and Captain Haddock stuck in an embrace - Brussels

O Captain! My Captain! was the name of the poem Walt Whitman wrote after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. But I don't think Old Walt would have a problem with it used in this context.

For more Walt Whitman, check out my first ever blog post from back in 2014, Salut au Monde!, in which I tried to stay a bit closer to what the poet intended.

Have a good week everyone!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Monkey face

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Monkey face - The Travelled Monkey
Hi there - it's been a little while since I last blogged. Did you miss me?