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This one is a bit special for me,
because it is not special at all.

This is the view from my working space, a small room on the first floor of our house.

Very, very much a daily scene...except for the light that came in so low and lit everything up, so I could not resist and just had to get my camera out.

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I call the shot "Ugly beauty", because that's what it is to me. Belgium has been called "the ugliest country in the world" by one of our most famous architects no less and he has a point.

When it comes to city devolopment, urban planning or whatever, we Belgians don't like to follow rules. Everybody just does what he/she wants to, or at least tries to. Belgians will often say they agree with you, then turn their backs and do the exact opposite. We are notorious for not following rules.

So if your idea of beauty has something to do with order, starting from an idea then working things out methodically...nope, that's not Belgium.

This attitude has many downsides, but it's not without charm either.

And then with some good light...

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song title reference: Thelonious Monk

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