The daily grind just got punny

Written by Frédéric Solvel - 09 Feb 2014, 00:00 (Updated: 12 Jan 2022, 04:29)
The daily grind just got punny
When BrusselsLife waits for the metro, their mind starts to wander.

Here are the names of some Brussels metro stations translated into literal scenes.


In the mid 1990s, the photographer Janol Apin created a spin-off of the names of the Paris metro stations with great success. At a quick 1 hour 22 minute ride from the French capital, BrusselsLife tried out the same exercise. Ten photos, some unaltered, some a photomontage, represent the names of stops with a good dose of Brussels puns. We will bridge the translation gap.


If you’re thirsty go to Boileau - sounds like bois l’eau (drink water) in French.



Albert portrait gallery. From left to right: King Albert I, Philippe Albert, Albert Uderzo, Einstein, Albert the Fifth Musketeer 


Eddy Merckx

The famous Belgian cycler, Eddy Merckx, and his signature jersey. 


Porte Namur
Porte de Namur (literally, Door to Namur). This passage will get you there more quickly than the highway… 



Back from the cross, Jesus landed in Delacroix.




La Roue

Cartwheels (la roue) are encouraged.



At Schuman, men are choux (cute). And to continue the pun, choux also refers to Brussels sprouts. 



Brussels is also Dutch-speaking. Heysel sounds like ezel, the Dutch word for donkey.



Trône = throne! 


Word play : Olivia Regout & Frédéric Solvel
Photography and retouches : Mehdi Nasseh
With the participation of Olivia Davis and Polo Le Vélo

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