A Frog-Brit Pot-Pourri. 35.2

Previously on Equinoxio: a leisurely stroll, hopping from London to Paris and back. Above: Saint-Germain-des-pr√©s. (Ours) First built in the 5th century, rebuilt around the 10th… Just around the time the French and the English started bickering. ūüôā London. Theirs. Saint-Martin-in-the-fields. No fields around, but the memories of the Orchestra’s founder, Sir Neville Marriner, who…

An English-Frog Pot-Pourri. 35.1

Few nations have warred for so long, a thousand years, give or take. And yet, are England and France so different? More like fighting brothers, rivaling for supremacy within the family. I’ve mentioned it before, the English have no real language of their own: a simplified German grammar over 70% french vocabulary. But that language…

Disaster Pot-Pourri. (34)

A major disaster occurred last Saturday. I was reorganizing some files on my external back-up drive, deleting duplicate folders after upgrading my Mac to OS Sierra (Don’t do the upgrade!). And as I deleted unnecessary folders, I erased all my photos back-up. ūüė¶ Non de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde! (Don’t even try…

Visages de Paris

Faces of Paris 2. But who’s counting? Dreams of humanity. Banks of the Seine, summer 2015. Square Gabriel Piern√©, between Rue de Seine, and Rue Mazarine, right behind the Acad√©mie Fran√ßaise and le pont des arts. I had no idea what this statue (walked by countless times) means, or who is portrayed. Could be Demeter,…

Faces of Paris

Dreams of humanity. A photo expo on the banks of the Seine. By Reza and Ali bin Thalith. Summer 2015. A Middle-Ages¬†face. 12th or 13th century. Mus√©e Cluny, Paris. 2015. Lichtenstein, Beaubourg, 2013. (Yes, as you have surmised, I love Lichtenstein) A cat face. “The cat and us”. Paris, 2015. (Wot? Wot? Don’t qualify as…

San Francisco, fifty years…

Welcome back on Equinoxio Airways, your Time-Space shuttle. This is the second leg (Leg? Whaddaya mean “leg”? English is a weird language) of our journey to San Francisco, back and forth between 1965 and 2016. Half a century but who’s counting? Just make sure your seat-belts are securely fastened. San Francisco 2016. Hold your bar-Mitzvah…

Pot-Pourri number 3317

This is the year 2075. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the end of WWIII, our historians have just released a major finding: the contents of a hard drive¬†dating back to the beginning of the 21st century. Most of its contents bear interest only for historians: bank accounts, utility bills and so forth, however,…