Dix mille? Ten thousand.

Ten thousand thank yous. Diez mil gracias. Dix mille mercis. WP counter for this year 2016 registered 10,004 visits. ­čÖé Unbelievable. Almost double last year. Thank you all for your visits. Though numbers are just… numbers (!) they do mean something. This blog has been visited 10,000 times. 10,000! So, as a feedback, it means…

Ancient Indochina. Part 5.

Originally posted on Equinoxio:
Tambours et fanfares.┬áDrums and music of a military squad Back by popular demand (!) in the streets of Hano├» and elsewhere we follow the steps of the unknown photographer in Tonkin around 1905. The military just loooove their music! Une rue de Hano├».┬á(Coolies) in a Hano├» street.┬á The workers are using…

Pot-pourri trois-z├ęro

Watch your step. Barcelona. 2016. (See the little figure in the red circle?). (c)ourtesy Gini. Street art, Tlalpan, Mexico city. 2016. Fire hydrant with legs. San Francisco. 2016. Copa de oro. Cup of gold. (Alamanda cathartica) In our previous garden. This plant came from my parents’ house. We had rescued it and re-planted it. Not…

Ancient Indochina. Part 4.

Originally posted on Equinoxio:
? As my faithful readers must have surmised, I like to touch upon a variety of subjects. I was diagnosed “borderline dilettante” at an early age. Fortunately my Juvenile records are sealed. Fiction, non-fiction, gender, travel and the accompanying “yours truly’s” photographs. But I look at stats (I have been producing…

San Francisco, half a century

“Half a century? What d’ya mean, dude?” “Fifty years plus change.” “Still don’t get it.” “I first went to San Francisco in 1965. Half a century ago. Plus or minus margin of error.” “Fifty years, dude? That IS scary.” “You’re telling me!” ­čÖé The above is the Cable car turnaround of Powell and Hyde, December…