San Francisco. July 2016. I would gladly buy the little blue house. But I understand real state prices in Frisco belong to another dimension. The Twilight Zone maybe? 🙂
Sophia Loren. A few years ago. (Gentlemen don’t tell). On the wall of a restaurant. Cuernavaca, Mexico. July 2016.
The 7th (street) Art. London. 2015.
Marcello Mastroianni. Forever next to Sophia Loren on the same Restaurant wall, in Cuernavaca.
A Mexican lion. Close to our current house.
The big wheel. Tuileries garden, Paris. Honestly? I find this big wheel out of place.
A house with a view. Conakry, Guinea. West Africa c. 1962
Porte dorée. The façade. Harvesting pepper (poivre) in Indochina, probably Tonkin, in the thirties.
(Window) street art. Milan. 2014.
Grand-Place, the main square, Brussels. 2003. An amazing place. Have a sit on the cobblestone pavement and look up at History.
At the boat-club, west Africa, coming back from the islands. Sis’ chewing her finger. C. 1962-63.
Again, it has been a pleasure to fly with you on Equinoxio’s Time-Space shuttle. Until next post, have a lovely week.
29 thoughts on “Pot-pourri veinticuatro”
Beautiful pictures. I visited Brussels a number of years ago and marveled at the Grand Place, so beautiful lit up at night!
Yes, yes, yes! Such beauty at night. 🙂 Brussels is but a small town, but I go back regularly. (Taking advantage to complete my collection of Franco-Belgian comics, hehe!) A bientôt, Coeur de feu.
I love Brussels. I lived in Germany. Travelled to Brussels only to have my car break down. I spent a week there waiting for it to be fixed, hanging out in coffee shops , going to movies dubbed in English staying at an old hotel where me and my friends were the only guests(creepy) ! How’s the collection coming along.
That was a fantastic adventure/experience. So that’s where your german come from. “A creepy hotel in Brussels” calls for a story. Collection is doing fine. Close to 800 comic books. I buy a suitcase-load in Paris every summer. 🙂
🙂 Yes and no. Add 3,000 books to my comics, I ended up packing 95 boxes of books for our next house move. (Saturday! OMG!) 🙂
You need a big truck! 🙂 good luck!
Thank you. Have a great week-end, Coeur de feu.
Oh, I thought sis was picking her nose from the inside. 😛 XD You’re both lovely – looking a little bit naive (or just curious?) yourself, maybe, but children are allowed to. 😉
There’s no view like the one in Conakry, I tell you that. Feels like Waterworld. 🙂
That big wheel’s definitely out of place, but Sophia and Marcello could stay anywhere. 😉 And speaking of italian, shouldn’t the title spell “ventiquattro” or is that a similar language?
Take it with a grain of pepper 🙄 if you like but in my opinion seventh is hardly an art anymore, but more like cartoons with people in them, sporadically.
Nothing (good) to say about Brussels so I say nothing (good old saying). Even that mexican lion agrees. 🙂
Agreed on all points my friend. Veinticuatro is in spanish. Another roman language… hasta luego. Pe mai tarziu.
Didn’t sound too spanish to me. My bad.
Hasta la próxima, amigo. 🙂
Trust me. Hasta luego!
Yes, the Ferris Wheel does seem out of place. I say keep them in the US where they were invented and maybe only allow them at state fairs where they leave after a week 🙂
Absolutely. And the worse is they have put a second wheel at the entrance of the Tuileries, on the Place de la Concorde. tsss…
Why, why, why?!!!!
Why indeed? Socialist (mayor) stupidity? Money passing from hand to hand? Or this “new” political thing about promoting everything “festive”. As if all in life has to be a party. Don’t get me wrong, parties are great. Place de la Concorde or Tuileries are not a party. 😉
Great images, Brian.
I’d love to go to Brussels; perhaps a bucket list entry! 🙂
That would be a good idea. Do include Bruges in your list.
I am very impressed that people of Mexico still remember and love Sophia and Marcello.
I think most people, the world over, remember them. Now, this was an Italian restaurant… 😉
That’s figures 🙂
terrific post Brian, your sis looks adorable! she looks so cute!
Thank you. 🙂
I love that last photo!Thanks for a lovely tour through time!
Don’t mention it. Dragos’ comment about the glazed look made think. We would sail to the islands every sunday morning early. Spend all day in the water and sun, swimming, skiing, snorkeling, playing pirates with an inflatable boat and sail back to the boat club before dusk. So we kids, at the end of the day, were generally “high” on sun, salt and sea. 🙂
Seems like you had a wonderful childhood!
Haha! Can’t complain. An African childhood is (was?) THE best. 🙂
Merci! 🙂 Buon final di settimana Simona.