car free day Ghent

14 september 14 – Sunday afternoon in Ghent

Car free day in Ghent

Today is a car free day in Ghent. A day full of activities and again people in the centre of the city. Yesterday there was an event ODEGAND. A music festival with music from all over the world, and performances on different parallel places. Today the event goes on, but kids are playing the music. Ghent is a vibrant city! I am proud to be born and live in Ghent.

No better time to drink a cold glass of wine in the september sun ….

Cold glass of wine in Ghent














People enjoying a sunny sunday afternoon in Ghent – Graslei

Ghent Graslei

First schoolday – always a little bit exciting

First of september. For more then 1.1 Bilion childeren it is the first day of a new year at school – only in Belgium. As responsible citizens, we want to give a bright future to all these childeren.

Bright as the summer sun during holidays… lol.

Today, the sun is shining after a very wet summer. This summer belongs to the top 5 of wettest summers since 1833, the start of the measurements.  The record was the summer of 1992.

Since 2000, 10 summers out of 15 belong to the top 20 of wettest summers since 1833. Impact of the global warming of the planet?

This remembers me the message of Patrick Hogan – NASA on the first Foss4G conference in Bremen

We still can do something to control the climate change, but we should act now.

I will not fly to the conference in Portland next week. ( My part in saving some CO2. But this will not be enough. We should do more. And we should beleive that we can make the difference!

If we want to preserve a bit what exists on this planet.