Friday, July 28, 2006

From the land where surrealism was invented


The three ladies on this live-aboard barge in Belgium have found their own way to cool off a bit...

without going overboard completely.


Two floating churches in Belgium, in the port of Antwerp (above) and on the river Sambre (below).

21 comments:

VallyP said...

I love that photo of the pink barge Koosje! It has to be a lady's boat. It's far too flamboyant for a man's. Like the bit about going overboard..lol.. I think they've already been and gone xxx

Dale said...

Koos, you do have a way with words...

I LOVE the pink/white/red/green barge!

I want one just like it.

I'll bet they went overboard anyway...

Our weather has turned from a sultry smokey rose to dry gale winds - the whitecaps on the lake are close to two feet high... big for a little lake.

The wind is a welcome respite, but I hope it doesn't fan the flames of any forest fires.

Thanks for sharing.

Love
Dale

Boo said...

boo!

just keeping you on your toes, koos...

...i'm a poet and don't know it

Koos F said...

You have a way with identities, Dale, and with poetry...

Outstanding!

Hope you get a bit of rain as well, just to keep the fire away.

Metalchick said...

Hi Koos,
I love that colorful barge! It does look nice and cool. A floating church, now neat! The weather has started to cool a bit where I live, I hope it cools down for you guys too.

Koos F said...

Pink, MyVal?
I would have sworn the dominant colour was red! But what can you expect from a man...

gypsy noir said...

wow! brilliant pictures surreal barges..the possiblitys are endless really..i think id hve mine black and pink with a jolly roger flag at the mast..oh koos antwerp is that where all the diamonds come from?...

Koos F said...

Same place! (the other place is Amsterdam).

The Belgians don't mind what colours you use and how you design - but the moorings are very rare.

Dale said...

ROFL - I missed the legs first and second go round!

That is hilarious - I'm in stitches!

As for the floating churches, what more can be said...
I think is a great way to spread the Word where water travel is such a prevalent mode of transport.

How large can the congregation be before the barge begins to sink?

Dale said...

In defense of Val - from the eye of an artiste, red and white become pink!

;)

Dale said...

You might find my current post of more interest...

gypsy noir said...

why did i think the antwerp was russian and all the diamonds came from there...

Koos F said...

Because diamonds are forever from Russia with love?

Dale said...

Now I won't know what to believe when I look at your photos...

You are a magician with the camera - the shutter is quicker than the eye... well yes!

But those special effects really get an innocent-gullible-say-and-see-it-like-it-is soul like me very confused!

I will have to keep on my toes around here...

Thanks for the challenge!

Love
Dale

millymoon said...

hey there..
thank's for your very cool comment..
I love The who...they are my life...
and I love United kingdom...It's my dream..
but, I live in Italy..in Milano...uff!I don't like very much...
Anyhow...I see that you like, The Who, pete townshend..you're great..

VISIT MY BLOG ANYTIME..

BACI
millymoon
xxx

p.s. sorry for my error, and my english, but I'm italian!

ROCK ON

Murphy's Ghost said...

That is very surreal, Koos.

Suesjoy said...

ha ha - i heard the drum there
(ba da bum) I don't know what kind of beat you call it...

I know I keep promising pretty pictures, but I've been busy packing ... maybe I'll just not go to sleep tonight!
We're heading back to San Diego for 6-7 months, then we're moving back here for...a wicked long time (as they say in Boston).
:)
Hope you are well. Say hi to Val. I'm enjoying her memoir so much.
Too many good writers around here!
Take care,
Sue D.

Dale said...

Koos, may I borrow one of those legs please...

I'm still hobbling about after that dancing incident last weekend.

Koos F said...

Hi Sue
What an extremely mobile life you live. But then you've warned us, you are a bit of a gypsy.
Just keep in touch, don't force anything blogwise. I'll pass your comment about Val's writing on. I'm sure she'll appreciate it!

Hi Dale,
Be my guest any time when it comes to borrowing legs I don't own.
Remember the definition of a Dutchman: just like a Scot, but stripped of the generosity. Not my own words though.

Did you really hurt your leg on purpose, as evil tongues suggest?
Sorry for the sore leg Dale, get better soon, is my wish.

gypsy noir said...

oh yes russia with love...and antwerp is mentioned in snatch..

Erik-Jan said...

Hi Koos,
We know, especially since the "Vereeniging" that ships and women go very well together but now they really are exaggerating
;-)
Erik-Jan.