October 23, 2012

Street theater

A while ago, after visiting a photography exhibition in downtown Brussels with a friend, we could not help but notice the beer cans nicely lined up on Pierre Marcolini's window sill and its consumer,  a man wearing a hat in the Belgian colors. I believe that at first he was not too thrilled to have his picture taken but when I explained what I had in mind, to publish the photo on This is Belgium,  he was all smiles.  The terrace of the café across the street was loaded with people enjoying a refreshing Belgian beer... and the unexpected interaction going on in front of them.

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  1. funny, what was he doing there?

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    1. Just standing, observing and drinking beer...

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  2. Looks like a funny guy with a preference for poor quality beer!

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    1. ken niet genoeg van bier, Jeroen om daarover te kunnen oordelen

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  3. I wonder if he was enjoying himself? Surely he was just standing there consuming beer after beer?! Actually I like his jacket...

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    1. yes..he was just standing there consuming beer....nothing less nothing more

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  4. How funny - I'd love to hear the story behind this guy

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    1. he was in the Belgian army at some point... that is what he told us

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  5. He is so dapper!! Love this!

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  6. een ongewone plaats voor zo'n act...

    fijne dag

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  7. I'd say he sure didn't look happy in the first photo but obviously changed his mind and his disposition when you mentioned that you were going to show his photo on your blog. Who doesn't like to be noticed!! :)

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    1. noticed maybe, Kristie but not necessarily photographed?

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  8. What fun captures, Anni! He obviously didn't mind being photographed once he knew where he would be seen!! Ah, fame!!

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    1. ha ha, fame !! :) everything is relative, Sylvia

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  9. Natuurlijk verschijnt er een glimlach op mijn gezicht, Anni... !
    Lie(f)s.

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  10. Ma che simpatico!
    Buona serata, Antonella

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  11. Les bouteilles alignées étaient vides, je suppose.

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  12. I love his hat! Very cool and stylish. I can definitely see the difference in his expression from the first photograph to the second. Cameras are rolling!

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  13. Good, you meet many friendly strangers on the street !

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  14. Halo Anni,
    Een heel programma op zich!!!
    Groetjes,
    Frans

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  15. Strange place to stand lining up the beer cans. Have a good day. Diane

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  16. Although I don't like beer but this is a lovely post. Now he's a famous man :)
    Thanks for your comment and visit on my blog.
    Greetings, Miklos from Hungary

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  17. Oei straks nog ellende op straat :)
    Knappe foto die eerste!

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    1. zo ver zou ik het niet laten komen .. :)

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  18. Theatre of the absurd, indeed.

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    1. that would have been an excellent title to this post, Linda

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  19. haha, die zal niet van dorst omkomen! grapige foto!

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  20. He was enjoying Belgium's top beer: Cara Pils.

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  21. That is so cool! Amazing what a little interaction can do!!

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