Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday Wonders

We were in Vienna, but we never saw this. However, we did see what I think is the world's oldest ferris wheel https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/riesenrad-vienna-giant-ferris-wheel-22289065.jpg


Don't bother too much with this photo. In a decade or so, it will be all underwater as our seas rise.


No machine guns pointed in either direction at the border of Belgium and Netherlands, but there may be different food laws, drinking laws and smoking laws. I would guess so as all the tables and chairs are on one side of the border. The Dutch are known to be tolerant. The Belgians are extra tolerant.


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  1. That carosel looks like a dandelion. I can marvel at it, but doubt I could ride it.
    Love that border. There should be more like it.

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    1. EC, that's a great name for the carousel.

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  2. There is a comedy film "Nothing to declare" which hinges on the closure of a customs post between Belgium and France at the beginning of 1993: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_Declare_(film)

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    1. I had a look Marcellous. I can quite imagine the film.

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  3. I've never seen such a clearly marked border before, you'd have to be real careful about where you put your feet when sitting at those side tables.
    I like the old ferris wheel with the closed compartments. No chance of falling out of those accidentally.

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    1. River, that amuses me about where you foot is. Add another chair to the table and you could be dining in NL while sitting in Belgium. The Vienna ferris wheel looked terrific up close. I should have used my own photo.

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  4. That border is cute. But it must remind Belgians in the northern half of their country that they were once to be absorbed into the Netherlands. The southern half of Belgian, French speaking anyhow, would have been absorbed into France.

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    1. Hels, is not Belgium one of the most complicated countries in the world. Isn't there a bit of it, maybe just a street, in Netherlands.

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  5. What a border photo. I like that!

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    1. Strayer, much cheaper than the wall your country is about to build down south.

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  6. Have seen a border photo like that before somewhere but had forgotten all about it until I saw the one above...interesting.
    Guess as you say the artificial island will be no more in years to come.
    Wow, that is sure a tall ride.

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    1. Margaret, perhaps we need to hold off on immigration for a while, because there is going to be a lot of people to look after locally when the sea levels rise much more.

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  7. Oh my! The chained carousel above is INSANE!! Why would anyone want to go on something like that is mindboggling. It's a good thing you don't have to have your passport checked when you cross the border here.. or do you 😀

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    1. Grace, for once I am at a loss to come up with a smart arse answer.

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  8. P.s. huge belated happy happy birthday to R 🎈🎈🎈🎈

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    1. Grace, not so belated. We celebrate with friends on Saturday night and family on Sunday for lunch. Mother's birthday too.

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  9. My heart would stop before I even stepped foot on the carousel.

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    1. Sandra, roughness of the ride is my only real concern. And the operators lie to you.

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  10. I wonder where Wednesday went!

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    1. Lee, Tia Maria topped with cream maybe?

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  11. Hahaha, that border hugging cafe looks funny. Perhaps you can eat and drink in the Netherlands, while smoking (arm outstretched) in Belgium?

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    1. Victor, from my observations of smoking in Netherlands, that could well happen. I am amused by the mental picture.

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