Saturday, 27 June 2009

What a week !


The Kammenstraat was the Holebi street of the week ! Every shop made some window display to reffer to the fact you always have to be proud ; gay, straight or bisexual ...



Uh Oh, that look again ! Is she going to attack me darlin' ?



The colours of the dishes tell if the pintxos are veggie, fish or meat...


You see the pintxos passing by, just like in a sushi parlor...





Some tiny strong coffee with a '43 liqueur surprise' in it ...


What a week it has been, no ?
The world stood still for a split second...In Belgium, we were saddened by the death of a wonderful, beautiful and talented young woman...
Her heart was broken and she couldn't cope with life anymore...Everyone saw she wasn't doing well but even her closest of friends didn't see this coming.
RIP Yasmine, you will be missed intensely.
Then the news came Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with cancer. I loved you so much Farrah when I was just a little girl. Charlie's Angels were my superhero girls ; I had the 3 dolls and Farrah was my favorite one ! I see myself wearing a pin button with the Angels on it in many pictures when I was about 8 ; talking about a real little fan back then !
When I came home late night on Thursday after India's prom-night, I wanted to watch a little telly and some news and then 'thunderstruck' ; breaking news ! Michael Jackson had been rushed off to hospital but it pretty soon became clear this wasn't a star with an attitude for some extra attention (we have Perez Hilton for some shitty drama, don't we ?) ; this was serious !
Another teenage icon of mine died...
Reality check ; it hit me again that we are all just tiny little stars and no one is immortal in this life.
Michael Jackson leaves us a legacy of some damn' good and fine music ! And don't you just love watching those old videoclips ?
To end off this somewhat 'special' week (I had a strange feeling the whole Friday, it was like life would never be the same..like we stepped in another era or something...) we didn't dine out at our local Brasserie, but went to ComoComo to have some Bask Pintxos (tapas) at the Kammenstraat..
A little and once very hip street were Laundry Day took off in the beginning years ...
Laundry Day is always due in the beginning of September and has moved already to other locations because of the ten thousands of visitors every year...If you look at the pic of the Kammenstraat, you can imagine this is too small to hold 25.000 to 30.000 people at the same time...

2 comments:

Girl Interrupted said...

Lovely post Dominica ... great pics as ever that make me want to be there and try all that lovely food and coffee.

Farrah was a bit before my time and although I like MJ's music I never felt any real affinity for him as a person, so I can't fully appreciate that 'end of an era' feeling you and so many other people clearly share. It's always interesting and somewhat touching though to see so many people genuinely moved by their deaths.

Ps: I like the Terminator thing you've done for Diane :P

HEK said...

I'm happy to see that your lovely city's been painted in pretty colours:)