This is not a virus. It is an alebrije. Mexico City. Around February when one could still go to a restaurant for a family lunch. 🍺
Machu Picchu, 1976. (c) my wife. Before we met. Machu Picchu is still on my bucket list. Found these old slides in a box this summer. Bought a new gadget that digitalizes old slides, negatives, etc. Works easy and with good resolution.
Amboseli National Park, Kenya, 1988. Save the elephants!
Loos of the world series. Mexico city. 2020.
Swan lake. (Ditto). Are we now in a “black swan” situation? (See Nicholas Taleb though he denies it)
Machu Picchu, 1976 (c)ourtesy my wife again. It means “old mountain” in Quechua. Built in the 15th century, it was an Inca city. Abandoned after the Spanish conquest, it was “re-discovered” by Hiram Bingham, a professor at Yale in 1911. Though others may have “found” the site before. (And pilfered it). The construction is quite peculiar with stones carved to fit perfectly without mortar.
My aunt Gaud, on a steamer sailing from the Suez Canal to Africa, c.1939. She had married my Uncle Gérard who was then looking for gold in Rwanda. Aunt Gaud was joining him. Sailing on a steamer from Trieste. She wore a fashionable fur coat. Perfect for Africa. With a Rolleiflex camera in her hand. Ready for adventure.
Snake pants. Mexico city. Acme 8 Art expo, early 2020. Traveller 100. (No idea. Just made the number up)
Churchill, c.1940 by Ernesto “El chango” (Monkey) Cabral. Alas, where have our Churchills gone?
Colours. Tlalpan, Mexico city. 2020.
Paula at Wameru, Kenya, in Daktari. C. 1967.
Breton old man in traditonal 19th century dress and hat. A distant relation perhaps? This box belonged to my mother who was born in Britany and remained a proud Breton all her life. Breizh bepred!
Roots, Angkor temple, Cambodia, January 2018. To visit Angkor, one stays at the town of Siem Reap.
Lisbon street, Mexico city. Street art by Bué, a Belgian artist.
Doctor King with Lyndon B. in 1965 after the signature of the voting rights act. Rosa Parks is on the right. I am terrible with sources. You might find it if you look up Rosa Parks. Remember the lady who refused to give her seat on a bus in Selma, “Alabamer”?) Again, where have all those leaders gone?… Please come back. Like now? Urgent?
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, by Ernesto Cabral. 1929. This was part of a great expo on Cabral as a political cartoonist, at the Trotsky Museum in Mexico city, last year.
Study in white. Tlalpan, Mexico city. 2019.
Tikal, Guatemala. c.2000. (Or is it Palenque? My filing system sucks)
“Then came the wolf”. A very clever show of “puppets”. Tlalpan city square. 2019.
“And the four horsemen.” I was taking my customary capuccino at the local café when those splendid horses came riding out of nowhere. (First of the four horsemen of Apocalypse? I should have read the signs…) 😉
May 1940, my father, Cyril, training for the war he never had a chance to fight.
Thank you for flying Equinoxio’s Time-Space shuttle, one of the few “airlines” still in the air. Hopefully by the time I post this, some “normality” will have come back to our lives. Meanwhile… Stay safe. 😷