Tuesday, 07 August 2012
The future is not there yet and it is part of our fantasy and dreams.. It becomes shorter and shorter with time.
The Past, stays in our memories, and it keeps changing all the time also; our private past, our public past, our dreams of the past.
In the town of De Haan, every year they pretend to go back to the past, to the Belle Epoque time, when people thought life was fun (At least rich people thought that).
I was curious to see this past which has been shown in the present. I found some of French part of the past, was not being remembered. Why? For what reason had there been the removal of the French past of this period?
De Haan was Le Coq Sur Mer. Not much left of the Coq now if not in the tram station.
Like most voyages in time, we start at the tram station, the central point. The North sea tram (The Kusttram) is one of the longest tram lines in the world. It runs along the all Belgian coast. It has not the grandeur of the American rails that connected east and west, but it has some historical and economic values.
Of course it takes time to wait for the tram to come; in those days time was slow, we were slow as well and I am still slow, even now.
Some wealthy people want to show the difference between the rich and the not so rich and the wealthy would use their own transport.
Or just take the bicycle to do some shopping at the corner shop.
The people of that time liked to go around, chatting and gossiping in the streets of De Haan. Dogs have to go to.
Fisher ladies, and fishermen wanted also to go out to sometimes, on a Sunday afternoon, if it were not raining.
Not far away from the sea is the 'Polder' land, and there the potatoes had to be harvested. Frites had to become the national food.
You need some machines to help with the farming; so the tractors were invented.
The horse were not very happy at the evolution, they were afraid to become dinner, don't worry horses, you can do some work too.
The Mayor of De Haan thinks 'If the car does not carry me, I 'll carry the car.'
The time warp is not always exact and some things are mixed up in our memory. Like this guy who is singing 'Its Amore'
Oh well! it was a tiring day in the past. Time to go back to the present and go home to pay the bills. They didn't have credit card's in that time.
Good? or Bad?
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