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Issue 14/2009, July 3 2009 (No. 289)

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I photographed gates, fences and entrances in former working-class housing estate, where now more minor office workers, well-paid craftsmen and minor self-employed persons live.

  At this place I saw again some stylistic elements , which I had seen before on much bigger houses and at much larger properties of the upper bourgeoisie.

a banquette the backrest of which was decorated with lions
This banquette stood in a small front garden. Its backrest was decorated with lions.

  The regal animals laid their paws on globes.

To the right and to the left of the entrance there are terra-cotta jardinières.
The front doors and gates of this little houses are on the right or on the left. Top right you see the front door with two plain steps in front of it. The entrance to the property was relocated to the middle of the fence.

  The recess in front of the step suggests a stairs. To the right and to the left of the entrance there are terra-cotta jardinières. They are decorated with festoons, which remind of the Empire style.
Eingang zu einem ehemaligen Arbeiterhäuschen
The entrance to this property was also relocated to the middle of the fence. The fence and the house were painted in a dazzlingly white. Two plain steps were initially in front of the door. (please see the previous picture).

  The residents substituted those plain steps by a smallest format flight of stairs. Little trees in blue flower buckets stood on the smallest format flight of stairs in front of the door.

Eingang zu einem ehemaligen Arbeiterhäuschen
According to the original condition the front door of this house and the entrance to this property are on the left. A smallest format flight of stairs was also afterwards built in front of the front door.

  The original plain fence was also replaced with a more decorative one. Buckets, which were planted with boxtrees, line the way to the front door.

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Please also take a look at Charlie Dittmeier's report about houses in Kampong Cham Province in cenral Cambodia. Especially the fifth picture from above is very noteworthy.

The international poster organisation Loesje has started a project to train young people from all over Europe and Asia in how to organise and coordinate information campaigns about the Millennium Development Goals. These goals are set by the United Nations in order to fight poverty and to improve living standards world wide.

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