People sitting in the grass of the Utrecht “Paardenveld” at a location that used to be an enormous intersection at the end of a motorway less than a decade ago. When I tweeted two pictures showing that huge contrast, it became my most seen tweet so far, with 364,537 views in the first week alone, well over one view for every Utrecht resident! Most people reacted positively amazed, but there were two locals claiming the pictures were not taken from the same position (which is false) and that the road was not at all gone (which is indeed true, but I never wrote it was completely gone). One of them called the pictures misleading, the other even called this “fake news” and “propaganda”. That, in turn, amazed me. How can you misunderstand these pictures so terribly, or forget so quickly? I don’t believe I will convince people like that whatever I show them, but it did give me the inspiration to explain those pictures in a blog post. Fortunately, this blog is nearing its ten-year anniversary. I have filmed the situation on Paardenveld in Utrecht every now and then from 2009 on. That means I can give you moving before-and-after images of this stunning urban transformation (video at the end of this post). I think you’ll agree that there’s nothing fake about it!