Catch 22 x 2 = Pot-pourri 44

Another voyage in space and time. Scotty has taken the day off. I hope the ship will run smoothly. Otherwise we may all be trapped forever in a distant parallel universe. Above: an art gallery at Place des Vosges, Paris. c. 2015. Angry panda. Bogotá, Colombia. c. 2016. 17th century street art. Tlalpan, Mexico city.…

Paris Time-Patrol… interrupted

“Morning Scotty. Engines ready?” “Yes Sir. Where to?” “Paris. 1964, please.” “Engine room: full throttle. Paris 1964. Location: Notre-Dame.” Notre-Dame, c. 1964. From the Left bank, Quai Saint-Michel. The bouquinistes are still there. “Bouquin” is slang for “Livre”, book. Those boxes have been there for centuries, since the 1500’s. 900 boxes, 200 merchants, 300,000 books…

A morning walk. Mexico.

A week tomorrow since the earthquake. The streets of Mexico are silent. Eerie. This is the South. The South has colour, there is noise, movement. Yet, hope of finding any remaining survivor is practically over. And the streets are silent. I’ve just made a selection of photos taken a few weeks ago near the centre…

Mexico Earthquake

Hi everyone. Yesterday’s earthquake in Mexico has had very strong consequences: dozens of collapsed buildings, people trapped underneath, a school nearby with many children, bridges, a supermarket. There are thousands of voluntaries, people helping in any way they can. But more is needed. If you can, please donate. Something. Anything. Whatever you can, it will…

Crows reloaded. The end.

Previously on Crows reloaded: Pete is a white journalist born in Africa. Mary-Sue is a black journalist born in Babylon, Amerika. Pete is telling – us? – the story of why he left Africa, and his encounter with a young Pokot girl, named Malaika. “So, mzungu (white man), will you marry me?” Malaika says. “No…

Crows reloaded

Previously on Crows: Pete, the narrator, is a young white journalist born and raised in Kenya. After covering tribal unrest in the North for a Kenyan newspaper he goes back to Nairobi. Needs a break. Maybe he will resign, maybe leave Africa. He goes to Lamu, a small island on the coast of Kenya, by…