We traveled to the Amazon at the end of 2006. A small city called Leticia, in Colombia, at the border of Brazil and Peru. We actually crossed the border into Brazil walking. No control whatsoever, except for two bored soldiers on each side of the border. This little fellow is called Saimiri in Brazil, probably a Tupi-Guarani name. There were thousands of them on “Monkey island”, a small reservation on the bank of the Amazon, Colombia side.
Magritte. Brussels. 2013.
Palais de Chaillot, Trocadéro. Paris. (Above and below)
Amsterdam, 1965. The city was all grey then. It is all repainted now. Lovely. Chilly but lovely.
Such was the famine that they ate the horses. Trafalgar Square. 2015.
Métro Concorde. Paris.
La loi n’a le droit de défendre que ce qui est nuisible à la société. Tout ce qui n’est pas défendu par la loi ne peut être empêché et nul ne peut être contraint à faire ce qu’elle n’ordonne pas. The Law can only prohibit what is detrimental to Society and nothing that is not prohibited by the Law can be prevented (or stopped) and no-one can be obliged to do what the Law does not order…
One of the stations at Concorde is decorated with quotes from the “Declaration of rights of Man and Citizen”, written in but a few days in 1789, with a goose feather, and no computers. Some of the finest words ever written…
Miao Dzedong, our cat and the Ruler of the house.
Crossing the street in London can be confusing for Continentals…
Mexican polar bear. (Comex is THE paint brand here)
My grandmother Julie on her horse, “Royal”. Suez canal, Ismaïlia, Egypt. c. 1935.
I‘m not a huge fan of sunset photographs. They usually end up disappointing as compared to the original. But… that is THE AMAZON. Imagine the cries of the day animals going to bed, and the night animals setting off to work. And the zillion mosquitos coming out for blood.
The usual (c).
We sincerely hope you had a pleasant flight:
“Always late, but plenty of room for your legs”