Pot-pourri trente-neuf

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London bridge, 2015. We are not afraid. (In French: qu’ils aillent se faire foutre!)

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New Orleans, 2016. (c)ourtesy Gini. ย A “purrty” littl’ house. (For Robert)

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“I have hit, do you know? unbelievable Floridas /ย Mixing flowers with the eyes of human-skinned panthers/ Rainbows held tight as reins / Under the horizon of seas, to opaque herds…” Le Bateau ivre, The drunken boat, Arthur Rimbaud, 1871. Paris, 2016, around the corner from the church of Saint-Sulpice. Should you wish to read a – better – and complete translation… click here:

http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/French/Rimbaud1.htm#anchor_Toc196916310

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Tlalpan, Mexico city, 2017. Or was it 2016? “Scotty! Can you fix the Time-counter, please? Thank you!”

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Planet of the (gr)Apes. London, 2016. Be strong London. We are with you all the way.

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City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, 2016. Above and below, a mural at the back of this fabulous and historical bookstore.

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“Chiapas, Peace, Mexico”. Dedicated, I suppose, to the Zapatista Liberation Army. (Yeah, let’s work on Peace for a while. That would be a change.) ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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That was a door. Tlalpan, Mexico city, 2016. (Are you sure Scotty?)

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Phnomh-Penh, Cambodia, November 1956. My father’s work permit. He was 38. (OMG!)

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Castle of Cheverny, Loire Valley. 2009. This castle is said to have inspired Hergรฉ, the Belgian comics artist to draw the castle of Moulinsart, in the latter adventures of Tintin.

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Cheverny castle, 2009. L. to r. Tintin and his friend, Captain Haddock. There was a great Tintin exhibition at the castle then. Priceless for a Tintin fan like myself. The “trompe-l’oeil” is very well done.

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Chocolate cake anyone? Mexico city, c. 2016. Authentic. I went inside the pastry shop and asked. 100% Chocolate and cream.

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Santiago de Chile. Yesterday. (Don’t you love time-space travel technology?) Estar Guars. Pronounced: Ay-star Goo-ars. (c)ourtesy Gini.

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Mother and child. Maasai mara, Kenya, 2011. (c)ourtesy Gini.

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Minette, our tabby cat, in the garden at Lavington. Nairobi, Kenya, c.1967.

Captain and crew wish to thank you for traveling on Equinoxio Time-Space shuttle. Always a pleasure to have you on board. Have a safe week-end, wherever you are. Watch your backs. But. We. Are. Not. Afraid.

 

38 thoughts on “Pot-pourri trente-neuf

    • Thank you Scottie. Yes what could be retrieved has been 95% reorganized. Basically lost New York and Washington DC. Darn. I will have to go back. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      have a great week-end.

    • Thank you Kate. Tintin? All the way to Down Under? Amazing. Tintin has played a significant part in my life. As I was reading – all – his adventures in the middle of Africa, I came to think that his adventures were real… Everything fitted with what we were experiencing: the snakes in the garden, monkeys, sharks in the sea ten yards away… ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I still have the complete collection) What is your favourite(s) Tintin adventure?

      • I don’t have a favourite. I love them all! I read them in English when I was young (all library books) and then in French when I was studying the language in Annecy. All the TIntin books that I own are in French. My best friend from school named her beagle Tintin and when I was given a puppy soon after she got hers, I called mine Snowy, which is Milou’s name in English.

      • Mille sabords de Tonerre de Brest! ๐Ÿ™‚
        A fellow Tintinphile all the way Down Under. How nice to have a Tintin et Milou between the two of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • My pleasure Kim. When I was a child, I felt that was the “normal” life. ๐Ÿ™‚ Until I went (back) to France to College and realized it was not. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then I worked hard to make it “normal” again. Glad to share. Have a lovely week. (Starting the new job today, right?)

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