Mary Poppins? Bogotá, 2018.
You sweet thing you… San Francico, 2016. (Some of you may remember my fondness for Lichtenstein’s art…)
Amazon forest, 2006. Bradypus. Paresseux in French, sloth in English. This one took over half an hour to cross on the next tree. Slooooow.
We need war… Mexico City. 2018. Fingers crossed.
London 2016. Rumour has it that Ms. May(be) is considering selling the bridges to the Saudis to pay for Brexit.
Olmec head, (around 900 BC) Villahermosa, south-east Mexico, 1992. Those heads weigh between 6 and 20 tons. Archeologists are puzzled at how the stones were brought from miles and miles away.
Bruges, Belgium, 2000. A rare moment without rain that day.
Coatimundi, Tabasco, 1992. Those little buggers, distant cousins of the raccoons, form large packs of very smart and slightly aggressive animals, foraging in the garbage near the archeological sites. Anything in a plastic bag is assumed to be food. Very sharp teeth.
French couple, 9th century. Drawing by my mother, Renée.
Sete quedas, “Seven (water) falls. South of Brazil, near Iguaçu. The entire site was a succession of one waterfall after the other, connected by suspended bridges. Nothing is left: the entire area was flooded by a dam built on the Paraná river. (Yours truly, with my post-Woodstock haircut)
Hyena, Maasaï Mara reserve. Kenya, 1989.
Cyprus, 1967. The Greek statue’s face has been carved out by the Turk invaders, in 1571.
Little flea. Mexico, 2018. (c)ourtesy Gini.
Calvary in Normandy, c.1970. Such crosses were common features in the countryside from Brittany to Normandy. Some very old. I suspect this one to be 17th century. The village church was a Gothic affair dating back to the 14th century.
Hippos on the Nile, Murchison Falls, Uganda, 1969.
Dolce & Gabbana, Mexico city, 2018. Or was it Venice? Spectacular outfits, but who would actually go out on the street dressed like that. Maybe those young girls below would?
Tchad, Africa, c.2010. At a vaccination campaign led by Médecins sans frontières. (c)ourtesy C. Heurtebise.
Have a smiling week. (Scotty: beam everybody back home safely, please)