I should explain. Micromass has added something I didn't realise before.
The pic was taken Antwerp in an open space just near the Cathedral in December of I am not sure what year. Within half an hour of the pics posted in the Landmark contest thread http://www.physicsforums.com/showpos...postcount=7004 http://www.physicsforums.com/showpos...postcount=7009
(I know I also reposted them for some other discussion but cannot find it.)
It was bitterly cold. The guy in the pic imitating a statue must really suffer for his art. When we saw this place selling frites
we pounced on it. They were really welcome! Almost drunk with the cold if you can be that I took little notice of it but now you mention it there was some tv shooting going on.
No big set up of lights and assistants, just two or three blokes as I remember. Not particularly noteworthy in that there is a lot of local tv in Belgium and you are likely to find cameras shooting at any concert, chocolate shop or or frites
stall opening, or what have you you happen on.
I assumed the people were just normal local proprietors, maybe father and daughter as is common. She has an absolutely typically Belgian face. I did live a bit earlier in Belgium and now micromass mentions it I do remember there was a guy on tv with some resemblance. I had not associated them before; I had not recognised the man’s face. I do not remember it well now but the head was like that. The guy ran a campaign for quality in food and educating consumers and raising their demand for quality - both already quite high in Belgium but he was very demanding and outspoken. He would contemptuously hold up a lettuce or something he had bought in a supermarket and pronounce “Mais c’est quoi ça? C’est de la merde!” That will probably tell micromass if it is the same person.
I thought it could be useful in the future to have 50€ in the picture. I remarked to my friend that 50 did not seem a particularly remarkable number. “Oh no penguin!” he exclaimed “You are quite wrong! 50 is a very interesting number! It is the only number that is the product of five squared times two!”