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I Spy Toronto

Toronto is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world with over 140 languages and dialects spoken. Here a street sign sports three – English, Chinese, graffiti/tag.

Toronto street sign
Toronto is hard to sum up. It’s not just any old city. In fact, it’s ‘not just’ anything, certainly not just noodles or condoms. Continue reading


Pinning Down Leuven

Nothing says happy anniversary like a beetle stabbed by a needle, I always think.

In 2000, Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, considered Belgium’s oldest university, celebrated their 575th year. They asked Pinning dartist Jan Fabre to create a statue to commemorate such longevity and dedication to the education of the nation’s finest minds. The story I heard is that they didn’t realise (or perhaps they did, and considered it all part of the fun ) that Fabre was going through a bug phase in his art. And so we have this in the square in front of the library:

Close by, Nemo’s Wash is open 24/7, so long as it’s from 7am – 11pm.

Of Celery and Power

Grocers take their duties very seriously in Germany. This is a sign on a town store.

It says, “Most dream of money, power or sex. We dream of fresh and crunchy celery.”

Dogs, Beware the Owner

Lastingham, Yorkshire

And learn to read as well.

Heaven Not For Dogs?

Seen in Bristol