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Saint-Francis? Saint-François? San Francisco!

Weird how a simple translation can make a difference: “I went to Saint-Francis, last year.” “Where?” “San Francisco.” “Ah! San Francisco. You got me confused. Speak English, Man!” (“I just did.”) 🙂 My faithful readers have to realize that my San Francisco pix were easier to retrieve. (25,000 pix already recovered. Overall. Not just Saint-Francis)…

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The Colonel’s gardens. An African childhood.

The gardens sloped down the small hill to the grey waters of the West African sea. The Colonel’s house was perched on top of the hill, a white, ordinary two-storey affair overlooking the ocean. The house had no particular charm, but the gardens were another matter. Trees everywhere for shade from the African sun: palm…

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Disjointed Pot-Pourri. 36

San Francisco. July 2015. (Bear with me, San Francisco was a treasure mine of art. Still have many more to come. Pleased to announce that Frisco photos have been recovered.) Yaxchilan Maya site, at the Mexico-Guatemala border, on the Usumacinta river. My faithful 40-year old Ray-bans were lost in Paris 2 years ago. (Now replaced…

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A Frog-Brit Pot-Pourri. 35.2

Previously on Equinoxio: a leisurely stroll, hopping from London to Paris and back. Above: Saint-Germain-des-prés. (Ours) First built in the 5th century, rebuilt around the 10th… Just around the time the French and the English started bickering. 🙂 London. Theirs. Saint-Martin-in-the-fields. No fields around, but the memories of the Orchestra’s founder, Sir Neville Marriner, who…

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An English-Frog Pot-Pourri. 35.1

Few nations have warred for so long, a thousand years, give or take. And yet, are England and France so different? More like fighting brothers, rivaling for supremacy within the family. I’ve mentioned it before, the English have no real language of their own: a simplified German grammar over 70% french vocabulary. But that language…

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Disaster Pot-Pourri. (34)

A major disaster occurred last Saturday. I was reorganizing some files on my external back-up drive, deleting duplicate folders after upgrading my Mac to OS Sierra (Don’t do the upgrade!). And as I deleted unnecessary folders, I erased all my photos back-up. 😦 Non de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde! (Don’t even try…