There’s an agency in downtown Raleigh that has a variety of old cameras in their window. There is a sign in the middle of the cameras that says “These cameras are for display only. We are a video agency.” I wonder how many people walked in trying to buy the cameras that it warranted that sign.
There was a parking sign with an smiley emoticon on it. I know that the sign was meant to be simple with its one color printing, but adding 🙂 to the sign seems a bit dated. Not to mention that it really is out of place on sign limiting who can park in a spot.
It’s very confusing to have fresh pasta in the fridge because it comes in a brown box that looks like it came from a bakery. Every time I open the fridge and see the box I think I have cake.
We took a food tour in Brussels and hit all the highlights. Our lunch started with mussels in a white wine broth. The main courses were a chicken stew with endive, which was in a white sauce with guz beer, and a beef stew cooked in a dark beer. The sides were mashed potatoes and Belgian frites. Our next stop was at a puppet theater turned bar/restaurant where we had Kriek, which is a dry cherry beer. We went to two chocolate shops and ended with a true Belgian waffle.
At the end of our work day in a small English town we took an Uber back to our hotel. Thirty minutes later, the same driver picked us up to drive us to dinner. It made it feel like there was only one driver in town.
Sometimes I keep money at the end of a foreign trip, rather than spend it all at the airport. Especially if it is a country that I will return to. I went into a bakery upon my arrival in London, but my 5-pound note was rejected. We don’t take that money. It’s too old. When I got money from the ATM, the bills were bigger and had plastic, counterfeit-prevention measures.
An election is coming up in Brussels so there are candidate posters everywhere. The design of all the posters are similar. They feature a headshot of the candidate cropped the same way. Their name appears below the photo in all caps in a similar sans serif font. The only difference is the swath of color at the bottom, which may indicate their party affiliation.
Looking in the windows of a building as we passed by on the tram it was hard to tell if it was a restaurant or a store selling well-designed chairs.