The Freelance Mentalists.
Friday, October 06, 2006
  Caption For A Missing Photograph

Regarding ze topigoraphy ov Belgian Waffle Ironies, M. B0b Le Fl@neur sign@lz:
When I showed the attached photo to my flatmate Zuzana, she exclaimed "I know
that spot! That's where my friend got stabbed!"

The picture was taken at the point where the corporate alleyway of Boulevard
du Roi Albert II stops dead, three blocks east of the canal and one block west
of the Gare du Nord (and therefore two blocks away from the red light
district of Rue d'Aerschot and three away from one of Schaerbeek's heavily Turkish
neighborhoods).

The photograph doesn't do justice to the building at the right, the "Hotel
Husa President", which is nearly a block long. Architecturally, it might as
well be called the "Husak" -- it could have been a gift from any Warsaw Pact
nation and served as any provincial Party headquarters or workers' holiday housing.

The photograph was used as both front and back covers to a 2006 calendar
touting redevelopment in Brussels' Rue du Progr├Ęs area. Since then, a children's
playground has been put up there.

 

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