i ❤️ kids

Have been writing about the low average age of the visible population of Lille two days ago. here is my absolute favorite inhabitant of the fine city of Lille. young upstanding citizen of asian origin escorting his mother back home from church on sunday morning:…

Lille 3000

Absolutely no idea why it is called lille 3000 and not some other arbitrary number, but apparently the local government decided that 3000 sounds mighty futuristic (and 2006 would be so last year in three months anyway) and here we go… I am also not sure if lille 3000 is…

Portbou train station

Have always been fascinated with border towns. The fact that another national economy with other taxes and other social norms is just across the border/mountain/river/fence tends to have interesting effects on these places, and especially what is for sale in the stores and on the streets. Now…