JO VANDAMME

+ - A ROAD MOVIE

MICHELIN'S BIBENDUM 2 !
MICHELIN'S BIBENDUM !
COCA COLA
THE REMAINS OF A HOUSE
STRAW IN BUNDLES, READY TO BE BROUGHT TO THE BARN
GATE ?
BELGIUM - BRUGES : SNOW & TRAFFIC
BELGIUM - BRUGES : SNOW ! 2
BELGIUM - BRUGES : HOUSE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
BELGIUM - DAMME : SNOW !
1934 : THE VERY FIRST CAR WITH FRONT WHEEL TRACTION 3
1934 : THE VERY FIRST CAR WITH FRONT WHEEL TRACTION 2
1934 : THE VERY FIRST CAR WITH FRONT WHEEL TRACTION 1
A CAR IN THE NIGHT !
THE OLD DODGE
THIS IS THE BONNET OF A VERY OLD CITROEN 2CV
"OUT OF ORDER !"
SHEPHERD WITH SHEEP
OLD RUSTY ARMY TRUCK
TYPICAL OLD ROAD WITH COBBLES
BELGIUM : POCO BAD LUCK....
BELGIUM : AN OLD ROAD UNDER A STORMY SKY 2
BELGIUM : AN OLD ROAD UNDER A STORMY SKY
GARAGE FOR RENT
BELGIUM, BRUGES, ZEEBRUGGE : WHEEL OF A LOCOMOTIVE
BELGIUM, BRUGES, ZEEBRUGGE : A POINTS ON A RAILWAY
BELGIUM, BRUGES : LOCOMOTIVE IN THE SHUNTING-YARD IN ZEEBRUGGE
NEED FOR SPEED - 7
NEED FOR SPEED - 6
NEED FOR SPEED - 5
NEED FOR SPEED - 4
NEED FOR SPEED - 3
NEED FOR SPEED - 2
NEED FOR SPEED - 1
BRUGES : HORSES AT THE RAILWAY STATION
SAFE LANDING !
BOY WITH THE RED BALLOON
OLD NEGLECTED HOUSE
THIS BEAUTY IS A MORGAN (3)
THIS BEAUTY IS A MORGAN (2)
THIS BEAUTY IS A MORGAN (1)
BRUGES : BRIDGE OVER THE "RINGVAART".
OLD CITROEN PICK-UP !
OLD MAN-TRUCK IN THE YACHT-HAVEN
CARREIROS DO MONTE, FUNCHAL, MADEIRA (4)
CARREIROS DO MONTE, FUNCHAL, MADEIRA (6)
CARREIROS DO MONTE, FUNCHAL, MADEIRA (1)
PORTUGAL - MADEIRA : ROAD ALONG THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (2)
PORTUGAL - MADEIRA : ROAD ALONG THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
MADEIRA : TRIUMPH TR6 : STEERING-WHEEL (2)
MADEIRA : TRIUMPH TR6 : STEERING-WHEEL
MADEIRA : TRIUMPH TR6
JACK KEROUAC : ON THE ROAD AGAIN (2)
JACK KEROUAC : ON THE ROAD AGAIN (1)
JACK KEROUAC : ON THE ROAD AGAIN (3)
MADEIRA, OLD MITSUBISHI VAN...
TRIUMP : CLASSIC SPORTS CAR
TRIUMPH : CLASSIC SPORTS CAR
TRIUMPH : CLASSIC SPORTS CAR
EMERGENCY (2)
EMERGENCY
Abandonned railway station "Rio Tajo", Spain
the abandonned station of Rio Tajo, Spain.
The waterreservoir in the abandonned station of Rio Tajo, Spain.
FIRE IN THE WOODS IN SPAIN (2)
POPPIES & BARLEY
AT THE CARWASH (3)
AT THE CARWASH (2)
POPPIES NEAR A BARLEY FIELD
PEOPLE ON A WOODEN PEDESTRIAN'S BRIDGE
BELGIUM, BRUGES, ZEEBRUGGE : TRUCK PARKED IN THE HARBOUR AT NIGHT
SPAIN : SMALL FIRE ENGINE
BRUGES : FRONT OF AN OLD BUS IN FRONT OF THE TOWN HALL
BELGIUM : VEURNE : THE MARKET PLACE
SPAIN : A CATTLE GRID
SPAIN : RAILROAD TO SOMEWHERE
SPAIN : THE EMPTY INLAND....
NIGHT ON THE MOTORWAY
A BLONDE GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE
BRUGES : COACH FROM ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW
LATE AT NIGHT IN THE WOODS...
BRUGES : SIGHT ON THE WEEL FROM THE DRIVING-BOX
SEEN ON THE ROAD
BRUGES : SEA-GULLS IN THE HARBOUR FLYING UP FOR MY APPROACHING CAR
OSTEND-NEGLECTED, UNUSED SHED IN THE FISHING HARBOUR
BRUGES : 2 CITROENS 2 CV IN THE OLD TOWN
FOR SALE : CLASSIC CITROEN DS (4)
FOR SALE : CLASSIC CITROEN DS (3)
FOR SALE : CLASSIC CITROEN DS (2)
FOR SALE : CLASSIC CITROEN DS
THE HEAD LIGHT OF THE SCOOTER
SCOOTER FOR HIRE
THE GREEN PARROT
WHEELS OF A TRUCK
TRANSPORTATION OF CARS WITH TRAINS
PANORAMA FROM KEMMEL, THE KEMMELBERG.
"OLD" BUILDING AT THE FISH-MARKET AT YPRES
PARIS : CARS DRIVE ON ELECTRICITY
PARIS : UNE TOUTE PETITE VOITURE : LA FIAT 500CC !
NSU PRINZ : BOOTH
NSU PRINZ : DASH BOARD
NSU PRINZ

MICHELIN'S BIBENDUM 2 !

MICHELIN'S BIBENDUM !

COCA COLA

THE REMAINS OF A HOUSE

THE REMAINS OF AN OLD HOUSE;

STRAW IN BUNDLES, READY TO BE BROUGHT TO THE BARN

2 Wagons full of straw, waiting along the road to be brought to the barn.

GATE ?

BELGIUM - BRUGES : SNOW & TRAFFIC

Just a few centimeters of snow and traffic slows down. Here I am waiting on a traffic light with, right in front of me, the beautiful new Peugeot sportscar, the Peugeot rcz !

BELGIUM - BRUGES : SNOW ! 2

1 Or 2 or 3 days a year we get some snow. If we are lucky (UNlucky, for most of us...). As you can see : the traffic stops within half an hour.

BELGIUM - BRUGES : HOUSE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

Snow is rare, here. We may have 1-2-3 days A YEAR ! So, time to make some pictures. This is just a typical Flemish house or cottage in the countryside.

BELGIUM - DAMME : SNOW !

I am standing on the bridge on The Damse Vaart at Damme (my name = FROMDamme...). Het is winter and the water is frozen and covered with snow. I am looking towards Bruges. The boat on the left is the "Lamme Goedzaak". In summer you can make a trip from Bruges to Damme and back. The white windmill on the right is the famous "Schellemolen". The birds on the ice are "common coots" (Fulica atra).

1934 : THE VERY FIRST CAR WITH FRONT WHEEL TRACTION 3

In 1934, the French brand "Citroën" created the first car with front wheel traction. The car is named "Citroën TRACTION AVANT" and Traction avant MEANS front wheel traction. It was an overnight succes and even today the cars are very searched for !

1934 : THE VERY FIRST CAR WITH FRONT WHEEL TRACTION 2

In 1934, the French brand "Citroën" created the first car with front wheel traction. The car is named "Citroën TRACTION AVANT" and Traction avant MEANS front wheel traction. It was an overnight succes and even today the cars are very searched for !

1934 : THE VERY FIRST CAR WITH FRONT WHEEL TRACTION 1

In 1934, the French brand "Citroën" created the first car with front wheel traction. The car is named "Citroën TRACTION AVANT" and Traction avant MEANS front wheel traction. It was an overnight succes and even today the cars are very searched for !

A CAR IN THE NIGHT !

Approaching car on a rainy night.

THE OLD DODGE

The nose of an old Dodge, seen along my road trip, that day....

THIS IS THE BONNET OF A VERY OLD CITROEN 2CV

The Citroën 2CV (deux chevaux) had a 2 horse power engine. It was a very famous little car that was very simple to fix by the owner himself if anything went wrong. This is clearly a very old one : it still has yellow lamps. In France, only military vehicles had white lights. The 2 last digits on the plate indicate "Le Département" (= the départment, = a "province) in France !

"OUT OF ORDER !"

Old fuel pump, out of use.

SHEPHERD WITH SHEEP

This shepherd is moving some 10 sheep from one pasture to another while driving a bicycle.

OLD RUSTY ARMY TRUCK

Discovered on a trip in Limburg, this old, rusty army truck parked along the roadside.

TYPICAL OLD ROAD WITH COBBLES

On a rainy day I made a trip in Limburg and came along this old road, a typical old road with cobbles.

BELGIUM : POCO BAD LUCK....

Seen on a trip.

BELGIUM : AN OLD ROAD UNDER A STORMY SKY 2

This is a typical "Flemish" picture you see often in cycling classics (Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelgem, de Driedaagse van De Panne, Paris-Roubaix, De E3 Prijs te Harelbeke,....)

BELGIUM : AN OLD ROAD UNDER A STORMY SKY

This is a typical "Flemish" picture you see often in cycling classics (Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelgem, de Driedaagse van De Panne, Paris-Roubaix, De E3 Prijs te Harelbeke,....)

GARAGE FOR RENT

Just a few garages near the old fish-harbour. As you can see : the one in the middle isn't often used.

BELGIUM, BRUGES, ZEEBRUGGE : WHEEL OF A LOCOMOTIVE

Wheel of a locomotive in the shunting-yard of the harbour of Zeebrugge.

BELGIUM, BRUGES, ZEEBRUGGE : A POINTS ON A RAILWAY

Zeebrugge, points on a railway in the shunting-yard.

BELGIUM, BRUGES : LOCOMOTIVE IN THE SHUNTING-YARD IN ZEEBRUGGE

Locomotive in the big shunting-yard in the back-harbour of Zeebrugge

NEED FOR SPEED - 7

Experimenting with panning in combination with a wide angle lens... Strange results ! Deformation and complete distortion of the vehicles ! Here I changed my lens for a 85mm and there isn't any distortion visable.

NEED FOR SPEED - 6

Experimenting with panning in combination with a wide angle lens... Strange results ! Deformation and complete distortion of the vehicles ! Here I changed my lens to my 85mm and there is no distortion.

NEED FOR SPEED - 5

Experimenting with panning in combination with a wide angle lens... Strange results ! Deformation and complete distortion of the vehicles !

NEED FOR SPEED - 4

Experimenting with panning in combination with a wide angle lens... Strange results ! Deformation and complete distortion of the vehicles ! This is a public bus.

NEED FOR SPEED - 3

Experimenting with panning in combination with a wide angle lens... Strange results ! Deformation and complete distortion of the vehicles !

NEED FOR SPEED - 2

Experimenting with panning in combination with a wide angle lens... Strange results ! Deformation and complete distortion of the vehicles !

NEED FOR SPEED - 1

Experimenting with panning in combination with a wide angle lens... Strange results ! Deformation and complete distortion of the vehicles !

BRUGES : HORSES AT THE RAILWAY STATION

Last Saturday (October 1st), I had to pick someone up at our railway station in Brugge. Of course, my friends, the coachmen (women !) where present with a "horse tram". This 2 young ladies were waiting for a group of passengers who would like to make a trip through my hometown. It was an exceptional "summer's day" : I went to Arras (France) that day and it was up to 28° C !!!!

SAFE LANDING !

At sunset, near the little village of Heks, in Limburg, Belgium, this hot air balloon made a safe landing on this country road. There was almost NO wind, so the basket is still standing. The whole in its sides are made to able people to get in it. Now, they are binding the balloon in a "sausage" so that it can be rolled up. On top of the basket you can see 4 gas burners.

BOY WITH THE RED BALLOON

This boy makes a ride with his bike and he takes his balloon along.

OLD NEGLECTED HOUSE

Belgium, in the south of the province of Limburg, I came along this old and neglected house. I couldn't help taking a few pictures...

THIS BEAUTY IS A MORGAN (3)

A closer look at one of the lamps on this car.

THIS BEAUTY IS A MORGAN (2)

The backside of this exceptional sportscar. I think that the separated rear windows can be opened to reach the (small) boot.

THIS BEAUTY IS A MORGAN (1)

Unique sportscar !

BRUGES : BRIDGE OVER THE "RINGVAART".

The "Ringvaart" is a canal that leads all boats around the city. Here I am standing at one of the bridges on that canal.

OLD CITROEN PICK-UP !

On the road, I spotted this beauty : a very old Citroën "pick-up". The car looks perfect although it might be 60 years old !

OLD MAN-TRUCK IN THE YACHT-HAVEN

This very old truck is used to put yachts in the water. Or remove them from it. He must be like 40 years old, rusty, and I show you the belly of it.

CARREIROS DO MONTE, FUNCHAL, MADEIRA (4)

The "Runners", who guide the sledge, must be strong : image steering a sledge downhill a steep hill, through narrow streets, dangerous bends, wet surfaces and all this at the highest speed possible !

CARREIROS DO MONTE, FUNCHAL, MADEIRA (6)

The "Runners", who guide the sledge, must be strong : image steering a sledge downhill a steep hill, through narrow streets, dangerous bends, wet surfaces and, as in this example, 3 people aboard !!

CARREIROS DO MONTE, FUNCHAL, MADEIRA (1)

An attraction near Funchal. High on a hill you can take a sledge and, helped by 2 "runners", race downhill to the center of Fuchal. De departure is high on a hill but it can easlily by reached by a cable-way. The sight is spectacular, the ride sensational : fast with lots of curves on the course ! After the ride, the sledges are brought back up the hill with a small truck, for new candidates !

PORTUGAL - MADEIRA : ROAD ALONG THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (2)

This is a typical sight of/on Madeira, one of the Azores, part of Portugal. A road along the Atlantic Ocean through small tunnels cut out in the rocks !

PORTUGAL - MADEIRA : ROAD ALONG THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

This is a typical sight of/on Madeira, one of the Azores, part of Portugal. A road along the Atlantic Ocean through small tunnels cut out in the rocks !

MADEIRA : TRIUMPH TR6 : STEERING-WHEEL (2)

Picture taken from the steering-wheel and the dashboard of a Triumph TR6.

MADEIRA : TRIUMPH TR6 : STEERING-WHEEL

Picture taken from the steering-wheel and the dashboard of a Triumph TR6.

MADEIRA : TRIUMPH TR6

I came along a gathering of a TRIUMPH TR6 CLUB;

JACK KEROUAC : ON THE ROAD AGAIN (2)

I had to follow this old American pick up for quite some time before I got a chance to make pictures of it. Have a look at it : it was built in 1940 ; 71 years ago. And still going strong !

JACK KEROUAC : ON THE ROAD AGAIN (1)

I had to follow this old American pick up for quite some time before I got a chance to make pictures of it. Have a look at it : it was built in 1940 ; 71 years ago. And still going strong !

JACK KEROUAC : ON THE ROAD AGAIN (3)

DRUZETA "La Bohème" ! Great scooter from the Czech Republik, built in 1960. This man and his child were on their way to Bruges when I was able to make this picutre (the bridge was closed) !

MADEIRA, OLD MITSUBISHI VAN...

A very old, broken Mitsubishi van in a small fish-harbour.

TRIUMP : CLASSIC SPORTS CAR

Seen on Madeira, Portugal : some people organised a trip with classic cars, mostly Triumph TR6.

TRIUMPH : CLASSIC SPORTS CAR

Seen on Madeira, Portugal : some people organised a trip with classic cars, mostly Triumph TR6.

TRIUMPH : CLASSIC SPORTS CAR

Seen on Madeira, Portugal : some people organised a trip with classic cars, mostly Triumph TR6.

EMERGENCY (2)

Pictures taken just a few minutes ago, around 21u45, august 7th. While I was driving, I saw police and the firebrigade trying to evacuate somebode from the 1st floor. In the spiral stair-case, it was impossible to move the patient on a stretcher. That's why the firebrigage was also called out : to help the stretcher and the patient from the 1st floor to the groundfloor. Let's hope the patiënt will soon be better, in hospital...

EMERGENCY

Pictures taken just a few minutes ago, around 21u45, august 7th. While I was driving, I saw police and the firebrigade trying to evacuate somebode from the 1st floor. In the spiral stair-case, it was impossible to move the patient on a stretcher. That's why the firebrigage was also called out : to help the stretcher and the patient from the 1st floor to the groundfloor. Let's hope the patiënt will soon be better, in hospital...

Abandonned railway station "Rio Tajo", Spain

I came across many abandonned places on my trip. This is the railway station of "Rio Tajo" (= The River Tajo, with the Ebro the biggest river in Spain). The station is closed. Everything is shut down. However, a couple of times a day, trains drive by from Madrid to Càceres or vice versa. But they don't stop here anymore, of course. On the right you see the tunnel towards Càceres. Further on the right, the warehouse where they stocked wares, goods, back in the "good old days"....

the abandonned station of Rio Tajo, Spain.

I came across many abandonned places on my trip. This is the railway station of "Rio Tajo" (= The River Tajo, with the Ebro the biggest river in Spain). The station is closed. Everything is shut down. However, a couple of times a day, trains drive by from Madrid to Càceres or vice versa. But they don't stop here anymore, of course.

The waterreservoir in the abandonned station of Rio Tajo, Spain.

I came across many abandonned places on my trip. This is the railway station of "Rio Tajo" (= The River Tajo). The station is closed. Here you see the old waterreservoir.

FIRE IN THE WOODS IN SPAIN (2)

An enormous amount of smoke, from the woods over the road.

POPPIES & BARLEY

AT THE CARWASH (3)

AT THE CARWASH (2)

POPPIES NEAR A BARLEY FIELD

PEOPLE ON A WOODEN PEDESTRIAN'S BRIDGE

BELGIUM, BRUGES, ZEEBRUGGE : TRUCK PARKED IN THE HARBOUR AT NIGHT

SPAIN : SMALL FIRE ENGINE

BRUGES : FRONT OF AN OLD BUS IN FRONT OF THE TOWN HALL

BELGIUM : VEURNE : THE MARKET PLACE

SPAIN : A CATTLE GRID

Good invention : you make a large hole in the way and you cover that up with a metal grid. So you can leave all the gates open : the cattle will not "escape" since they cannot step over de round bar like we can. Or driver over by our car, of course.

SPAIN : RAILROAD TO SOMEWHERE

This small station is closed. There are no pigeon-holes, there is no official, there is NOTHING. If & when a train stops (2 a day ?) you are supposed to buy your ticket on the train. A railroad going from nowhere to...nowhere ?

SPAIN : THE EMPTY INLAND....

NIGHT ON THE MOTORWAY

A BLONDE GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE

BRUGES : COACH FROM ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW

LATE AT NIGHT IN THE WOODS...

BRUGES : SIGHT ON THE WEEL FROM THE DRIVING-BOX

SEEN ON THE ROAD

BRUGES : SEA-GULLS IN THE HARBOUR FLYING UP FOR MY APPROACHING CAR

OSTEND-NEGLECTED, UNUSED SHED IN THE FISHING HARBOUR

BRUGES : 2 CITROENS 2 CV IN THE OLD TOWN

FOR SALE : CLASSIC CITROEN DS (4)

FOR SALE : CLASSIC CITROEN DS (3)

FOR SALE : CLASSIC CITROEN DS (2)

FOR SALE : CLASSIC CITROEN DS

THE HEAD LIGHT OF THE SCOOTER

SCOOTER FOR HIRE

THE GREEN PARROT

Seen in Bruges, where EVERY BODY is cycling : a green parrot making a trip on the handle bar of a bicycle.

WHEELS OF A TRUCK

Red wheels and black tires of a truck.

TRANSPORTATION OF CARS WITH TRAINS

Here you see some brandnew cars (Suzuki) on a long train (2 decks !) waiting to be shipped overseas in the shunting-yard of Zeebrugge.

PANORAMA FROM KEMMEL, THE KEMMELBERG.

Here, on the top of the Kemmelberg at Kemmel, I am looking south, toward France. On the horizon you can see some "terrils" of former coal-mines in the north of France !

"OLD" BUILDING AT THE FISH-MARKET AT YPRES

This lady is walking towards her car. She is on the fish-market near one of the many rebuilt houses/buildings after world war 1. As you can see : many buildings and houses were built in "the older style". Bricks are YELLOW, because we have yellow clay in the soil.

PARIS : CARS DRIVE ON ELECTRICITY

Here the electric cars are "filled up" !

PARIS : UNE TOUTE PETITE VOITURE : LA FIAT 500CC !

Cette voiture est une vraie perle. Elle a au moins 50 ans, les portes s'ouvrent même "à l'ancienne" ! Très jolie avec un coffre en cuir.

NSU PRINZ : BOOTH

Car, old timer, classic, NSU, NSU PRINZ, booth, rear end, blue, wheels, tires, lights, trailer

NSU PRINZ : DASH BOARD

Car, classic, old timer, blue, NSU, NSU PRINZ, steer, clock, mirror,

NSU PRINZ

Car, old, oldtimer, classic, NSU, Prinz, Blue, trailer,