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 is a street market display in Usaquén, Bogotá, Colombia.
The capital of the Empire, Washington DC.
Paris, Marais district. This was a horse meat butcher. Horse meat was and still is popular. The phrase says: “We buy horses”. Luckily, it is now a hip boutique specializing in socks.
Two views of the Torre del Mangia at Siena.
Siena is a lovely city only a short ride away from Florence. If you are staying in Florence you can do the trip in one day. Sienna is most famous for its “Palio”, a horse race held since the middle ages inside the walls of the city, on the Piazza di campo, where the above tower stands. A very colourful tradition it is held every year on July 2 and August 16. Plan accordingly. We missed it. 😦
Somewhere in Southern Brittany, north of Saint-Nazaire.
Hyderabad of the Sindh. c. 1950.
Diana the huntress, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, 2015.
Beach at Brighton. How Brits can actually call that a beach, just blows my mind. 😉
Tombstone, Siena cathedral. I would guesstimate the second half of the 1400’s. Contemporary of Botticelli.
Street art, Mexico city. I may have posted that one already. An apology if such is the case.
The capital of the (former) Empire. London by the Thames.
Chased from paradise. Milan cathedral.
Tourist trap. San Gimignano, between Florence and Siena.
A fair maiden resting for eternity. Siena.
How old was she? What was her name? Her dreams? There she lies forever.
The captain and crew hope you had a pleasant flight with Equinoxio Airways. You may now unbuckle your seat belt and prepare yourself for a great week-end. Arrivederci.
As I am updating this post to FB, I don’t quite know how to say this or tie this post to to-day’s events. But here it goes: my prayers to the victims of to-day’s killings in Istanbul. (And no mercy for assassins)