Air Space Museum, Washington Dulles airport. Another plane is on display: the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress bomber that dropped the first nuclear bomb on Hiroshima on August 6 1945. It looks small by today’s standards. I felt a chill in my bones as I looked at it. Couldn’t help but remember the stopped clock, the shadow burned into the wall of a vanished passer-by. History is history I guess, but I think I wouldn’t display that plane. Took a picture all the same. Might post it one day, but then I might not.
Gare du Nord, Northern railway station, Paris, july 2015.
Jefferson Memorial, DC, May 2015.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…” Declaration of Independence, 1776. One of the finest sentences ever written.
Mexico city, Historical Centre, 2015.
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), Rue des Ecoles, Paris.
I try to visit Montaigne every time I go to Paris (Next trip: this summer; Yeah!), la Rue des écoles runs parallel to the Boulevard St-Germain, in the Quartier Latin. I studied nearby for two years. Fond memories. Montaigne, at a time of fierce religious wars, retired to his castle in the South of France and wrote his “Essays”, an impressive collection of thoughts and reflections on human nature and the world. Have his book somewhere on a shelf. About half way through it. Two quotes (of many):
“On the highest throne, we sit only on our bottom.”
“The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.” 🙂
Hyderabad of the Sind or Hind? No. London, July 2015.
Two little Bretons in Africa. Circa 1960, in Conakry, Guinea. My little sister, Gaëlle and yours truly. Costume design and production by my – oh so – Breton mother, Renée. I always thought I’d only worn my first shoes at the age of ten. This photograph is a proof to the contrary. 😉
Text, pix, etc. (c) BMO and Equinoxio.
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