High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

In God we Trust…In Cars we Rust
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In God we Trust…In Cars we Rust

(Filip Matthijs) The Low Countries - 2004, № 12, pp. 74-85

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Cars. There are too many of them. An account of how the automobile conquered the landscape and how the motorist became king. The king of the road has become a prisoner: the illusion of the freedom of driving hardly exists any more. Nor does the pleasure of driving: you cover routes, from home to job or vice versa, with occasionally a different route that takes you to a sports centre, hypermarket or a rented apartment on the Spanish coast. Sic transit gloria viae…

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