Around Orsay

The Orsay Museum or “Orsay”, definitely figures in the World’s top five museums (Musea?). A project launched by President Giscard d’Estaing, it was finished by Mitterrand. Probably the latter’s single most important achievement. Orsay has the largest collection of Impressionist painters. (Yeah! We beat the Met!). Housed in a former railway station, it is a…

Pot-pourri numéro dix-sept.

I thought I would try something different for this 17th pot-pourri. One picture (or two=, one city. One spot in time. Brussels. 2010. A tribute to Belgian comics. Lake Hannington-Baringo, Kenya. c.1969. Apart from being home to one of the world’s largest colonies of flamingos, the place also has geysers. To the left. Flaming hot.…

Pot-pourri 4 square. Colombia

At a comic-themed restaurant. Bogotá, Colombia.     Street art, Bogotá. Tintin. Same restaurant. Street art, Bogotá. The “sly” is the limit. Monumento a los heroes. The monument to the heroes of independence. Bogotá. Same. With a tag, not street art. 😦 That is street art. “Every drug, including television, has its risks.”  Batmobile. Same…

Pot-pourri 3 x 5

The Fairy Godmother, Washington, DC. “Attenti al lupo”, Siena. (I refuse to write Paris, France or Siena, Italy) 🙂 Traditional mask (origin: Guerrero?) at a restaurant, Mexico city. Vintage ad for a (Disappeared?) wine. Le timbre-poste, a restaurant in the South of Paris, where one of my brothers has his headquarters. “Hold your horses!” C.…

A Mexico stroll

Mexico City is home to 20 million inhabitants and change. More than many countries: Belgium’s entire population is only 11 millions. You can drive north to south for more than an hour, even with light traffic, and never leave the city’s boundaries. It is a huge city. Where modern and traditional styles cohabit. Wealth and…

Pot-pourri tredici.

I missed a beat. Blanked out. It was a lapsus, a Freudian acte manqué. I skipped Pot-pourri number thirteen. No intention whatsoever. Not like those buildings that don’t have a 13th floor, go straight  from 12 to 14. Or maybe I can’t count anymore. Should I get therapy? “Anyways”, here’s Pot-pourri tredici, number 13. The above…

“Doc”

  “Doc! Doc”! “What’s the matter, Raphaela? We’ll never finish on time if you keep interrupting!” “Sorry Doc, we have an emergency. The Boss is coming down to the Lab. In five minutes.” “Damn! How do you know?” “Gabby called me. And she says the Boss is in a bad mood. Very. So we’d better…