Anniversary trip: Part 1 Gent

On occasion of our 20th wedding anniversary Deanna and I decided to go to Europe to visit Paris Photo, and spend some time in Belgium and in London. We started in the city of Gent, Belgium. Some spell it Ghent.
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After the flight from LA to London, we took the train from St. Pancras station through the Channel Tunnel into Belgium. This is waiting for your train in London after a long flight, it's 5AM back at home and your body is shutting down, the last thing you want to be doing is lugging bags onto a train. We slept all the way to the continent.
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Gravensteen Castle in Gent, complete with moat. One of the best vegan restaurants in Europe, Avalon, sits right across from this.
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I'm not sure, but that boy mannekin looks like he's wearing a "Boner Suppressor" (I'm copyrighting it as we speak...) A boner sheath that will keep you from pitching a tent in a critically inopportune moment. He also has a belly girdle and a neckbrace for good measure.
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"In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes." -Cole Porter
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"A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer." -Mitch Hedberg
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The trees were shedding their solar panels which had turned a briliant orange in a miraculously beautiful wilt. Dried up an turning from splendid colorful ground cover to grey dust within weeks. It's this phase of Fall, the colorful one, that gets Deanna happy, but she can do without the chilly bite in the air nipping at her ears.
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Sadly Vittel, in an attempt to gain cool points, you somehow succeeded in achieving 5,784 points into the negative with this advert. Instantaneous minus 5G.
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Punctured Bicycle.
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The town square by the train station in Gent is a bike graveyard, er, parking lot.
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One of Deanna' photographs was included in a big photo exhibition called Dangerously Young at the Dr. Guislain Museum in Gent. Right next to a Nan Goldin and a Larry Clark photo, not bad!
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The Guislain museum has all sorts of other cool stuff too.
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Posted November 20th, 2011 by Willem Van Genk
..on a hillside desolate

Yayyy!! New post.

The water guy even has his pants rolled. Steez. Jk. I thought Europe was better than USA and didn't drink bottled water.
Plus his Ollie stance totally sucks.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on November 20th, 2011 at 08:40AM PST
DevinBriggs.com
Posted By: Devin on November 20th, 2011 at 11:44AM PST
Willem van Genk.Shizoprenic, autentic and dutch?
What an entertaining great combination.

Only imagine how many bicycle seats you could
make from that smooth passenger´s seat´s leather...
Guess it´s not easy to be gay and vegan all the time.

Bottled Water? We don´t.
We mostly drink milk straight from the udder.
It´s eco sensitive.You can even eat the packing.

Penis suppressor? Ha! Funny idea.
Good old times.. getting a boner out of nowhere in math class.
But I guess some duct tape will do the same.
I´ll let you know tomorrow morning...

Breastmilk and a sugarcookie...

Deana and leaves is sweet.
But that white cobra has some bad camo-skills.
Or is it just a diaper some dropped there?

That Chaplin miniature is cute.
The great dictator action figures?

Wasn´t McLuhan talking about technology..
or was it pornography?...It´s mixing up these days.
Nice coat peg anyway.

Bricktits on the last one? Bricklayer´s fantasy.

There´s a nice lingerie label coming from Gent.
La fille d'O.
Girl who runs it also made a nice indie porn.
Called “j'fais du porno et j'aime ça“

Here´s the trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUXxX_kOAoo

Welcome back, Ed.
(Does that make sense? It´s your site...I´m in Europe...)
Posted By: S on November 20th, 2011 at 01:27PM PST
fuck off with your fucking awesome life (i say that with love) xoxo
Posted By: jealous on November 20th, 2011 at 04:38PM PST
Boner suppression?
You'll find it's already been copyrighted by God industries.
Ask a nun, since day one.

Are those bikes really abandoned? or like some of the un claimed? some of them look pretty cool

I watched that Mark Cohen clip. wow. He just gets into people's faces. that's pretty crazy. I imagine now though there is the difference of the photo going to the internet.

I thought Hitler shit was banned in Germany. or is that a Paris photo?

Ornate boners. I see the people of the past had quite the appreciation.

Last painting is pretty cool. straight to the point.

Devo
I need more d-briggs.com updates

what do you want for christmas?

Have I posted this already?
http://vimeo.com/31325217

Dear Johnny Marr,
if you're reading this. Call up Morrissey. at least. and play together or get to know each other again. it would be cool. we would like it.

sincerely, the world
Posted By: Jgonzalez on November 20th, 2011 at 10:32PM PST
I met Johnny Marr's son, Nile, in London, photo coming in a later post...
Posted By: ed on November 20th, 2011 at 10:49PM PST
Getting in with Pil/Pistols now getting in with Smiths/ Whatever he's collaborating with.

Ha. Imagine how annoying it would be to try and "get your dad to regroup the Smiths"
Posted By: Jgonzalez on November 20th, 2011 at 11:10PM PST
Getting in with Pil/Pistols now getting in with Smiths/ Whatever he\'s collaborating with.

Ha. Imagine how annoying it would be to try and \"get your dad to regroup the Smiths\"
Posted By: Jgonzalez on November 20th, 2011 at 11:11PM PST
Great post.
Enjoy the trip!
Congrats Deanna.
Mark Cohen. Great.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on November 20th, 2011 at 11:18PM PST
Johnny Marr? Kalima!!!Kalimaaaaahahaha!

How come you recognize Marr´s son?
Is that some TMZ knowledge or is he known for something
beside being Johnny´s son?

Them geezers are far too young for a reunion.
Posted By: S on November 21st, 2011 at 12:29AM PST
How would one get ones bike out if ones bike was the first one against the tree in the Gent bike graveyard?
Posted By: garry on November 21st, 2011 at 02:52AM PST
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