An African Easter

Originally posted on Equinoxio:
The first Easter I recall took place in Africa. I must have been 6 or so, my sister, Gaëlle about 4. A cute little “thing” with unruly golden locks and porcelain-blue eyes. And sometimes a pest of course in her older brother’s eyes. But that’s the way it goes between brothers…

Pot-pourri numéro huit

Minette, our Kenyan born tabby cat. Dieu me déteste. God hates me. Lamarck metro station. Climb the stairs, Montmartre is just around the corner. London. July 2015. Lake Hannington, Kenya. c. 1968. One of the greatest concentrations of flamingoes on earth. Indiana Jones’ Uncle. A Maya arch, somewhere in Chiapas, Mexico. Not sure which site,…

A New York state of mind

New York is one of a handful of cities across the globe where you can go back again and again, and both feel immediately at home and discover something new around every corner. (The Hudson river, between Tribeca and Soho; “Noy Joysey” across the water). (To my NJ friends: no offense meant, I just love accents)…

Pot-pourri # saba

“Turn left”, Rue Saint-André des arts, Paris, 2015. “Waiting for the train”, Milan Station, july 2014. “Garden party”, Sri Lanka, 1952. “A swiss chalet”, Montmartre, 2015. “An African childhood”, Conakry, Guinea, c. 1961. Rue du boeuf, Ox street, in the old quarter of Saint-Jean, Lyon, 2014. The statue dates back to the XVIth century. The…