Caminando juntas contra la violencia. Walking together against violence. Last Friday, in a Tlalpan park, Mexico city. (I am using negative space as Paula taught me:)


The Rhone river. Tuileries, Paris, 2015.


Penang doors, Georgetown, Penang. (c)ourtesy Alex. The beauty of those Peranakan houses is quite unique.

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Xocotla Street, two blocks from the new house, Tlalpan, Mexico city. Xocotlan (where fruits are a-plenty) comes from Xocotl (pronounced shocot’l) = Fruit; Tlantli: Teeth; Tlan: Abundance. All in Nahuatl, the language of the ancient Aztecs. (And, no I don’t speak Nahuatl… Just translating from Spanish.) ๐Ÿ™‚


Street art, Georgetown, Penang. (c)ourtesy Alex. I’ve seen this particular mural on several blogs. The combination of art – the two kids – and the real bicycle is very creative. So is the little boy screaming with delight. ๐Ÿ™‚


Forum les Halles, Paris, 2016. I understand Kraken is a renowned Street artist. Sponsored by Agnรฉs B. (See previous Pot-pourri 28)

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Colonial church, Coyoacรกn district, Mexico city. (I may have already posted that one…)


“Volunteers to work on sunday, take one step forward.” Paris, 2015. France is one of the few countries in the world where work on sunday is practically forbidden, despite massive unemployment. French trade unions seem to believe the French workplace is set in the 19th century. I have thought sometimes to invite one or the other union leader for a month stay in other countries. And compare working conditions. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


Polanco district, Mexico city. 2016. “The restaurant is that-a-way”. Guess the type of food?

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Colonial house, Tlalpan district, Mexico city. Last Friday. (The sun has come out; works wonders on the colours). The houses are mostly from the late 1600, or early 1700’s. Some streets are still cobbled, as you can see on the right.


“Free the birds…”. Penang again. (c)ourtesy Alex. Another well-known Georgetown mural. I like both the artist’s talent in using a simple air-vent as a basis for the painting and the birds flying away.

Speaking of which, thank you for flying Equinoxio Airways. Selamat malam, good night, or selamat pagi, good morning, wheNever you are.

30 thoughts on “Nine-Pourri-Twenty-Pot

  1. Indeed the church has already been presented, I remember its decorations.
    That restaurant guy seems to be turkish but may also be indian. Dunno, I cook my own food, don’t trust others. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The french poster is right on – how much of our lives do we have to give up for the stupid promise that someday, at 70 – if we ever get to live that long in these times – we will be “free” to do whatever we want to do? Work on Sundays? F, no! Even Saturdays’ work is a blasphemy.
    Street art is great, especially alpha and omega.
    One thing I just can’t swallow are the window bars. Feels like jail, dammit! I couldn’t live in such a house. I wonder: will it ever come a time to trust each-other unconditionally and everybody would deserve that trust? Yeah, I know, I’m a darn dreamerโ€ฆ The kraken – la piovra – is everywhereโ€ฆ

    Thanks for another free flight – free like the birds on the walls of Georgetown. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you Dragos for your thoroughness. The restaurant is Greek. Haven’t eaten there. Yet. The window bars are just a reflection of (long-time) street insecurity. A shame. is “la piovra” the word in romanian? (Pieuvre in french. Very close). As Tiffany says: “Set your spirit free”. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ah shoot, I was torn between Turkish and Greek but chose the former. Well, close enough. I mean, they’re really close to each-other. ๐Ÿ™‚

        The only kind of bars I like are those where they sell liquor. ๐Ÿ˜€ But definitely not on windows.

        “La piovra” is Italian, there’s been a TV series named like that long ago, about the Mafia/Cosa Nostra – something like that – starring Michele Placido. Weird thing: yesterday upon a web search, DuckDuckGo wouldn’t return any result for that keyword, not even after clearing cache and retrying a few times. ๐Ÿ˜
        ร€ propos, the Romanian word for piovra/pieuvre/kraken is caracatiลฃฤƒ (accent on third A). ๐Ÿ™‚

        Oh and I had breakfast at Tiffany’s some time ago, helped me set my spirit free as a bird in the sky. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Glad you enjoyed it. The French cartoon? Yes. So true. When one lives/has lived in a variety of places, one can tell paradise from Hell. I sometimes would like to shake my dear compatriots by the shoulders and tell them: look around! And stop whining. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The bird house is in Penang (courtesy of my eldest daughter. I have yet to go). And it seems to be well known. I’ve seen it on other blogs. The Kraken if I recall was very near the Agnรฉs B. mural you and I both featured. You probably walked just around it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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