“Stay safe”. (c) Anthony Wallace/AFP/Le Point. One of those pictures you wish you had taken yourself.
“Scotty? Spock? Uhura? Ready? Scotty: unlock engines, please. Full warp.”
“Finestra”. Tlalpan, Mexico. c. May 2020. The window, as much of the neigbourhood is 16-17th century. Sneaked out of lock-down. This one is for Flavia Vinci. She likes windows. Visit her at:
Google surprise. I found this First day envelope addressed to my father Cyril on the web. It had been auctioned for 500 Bucks. I thought I had similar envelopes of Royal Air Cambodge but not addressed to him… 500 $? Seriously? (Stay tuned)
Piacere di viaggiare. (Pleasure of travelling). (Hang in there, we will fly again). At an Italian restaurant nearby. Pre-lock-thing. Lambretta is (was?) a major cycle brand in Italy. Don’t know whether they’re still around.
Políptico, mutaciones, by Andrés Gamiochipi, Salón Acme Art fair, Mexico, March 2020. The last major event we managed before “Lock-ding”.
“Ding!” Here’s your check, Sir/Madam. Hacienda Tlalpan, 2020. Some of you may never have seen one in action.
In the kitchen. Hacienda Tlalpan. Some time ago. Please jump, Scotty.
“Me? I’m only in this for the money.” (Now). Mexico window shop. Pre-Lock. Jump Scotty.
Found it! Yeah! 500 Bucks! I did have an envelope addressed to my father. He was then General Manager of Royal Air Cambodge. It reads “First postal liaison Phnomh-Penh – the capital – to Siem Reap” (where the temples of Angkor are). It was the custom then to issue a limited number of stamped envelopes and mail them to commemorate the first delivery of air mail from one place to the other. 1956? We lived in Cambodia then. Some items fetch a good price on the market. 500 $? With my father’s name? I’ll keep it. 😉 Jump!
Santa Ursula Xitla church, nearby in Tlalpan. 16th-century at the latest. Locked.
“You cannot ignore so many people who ask for a change.” Mexico, March 9, on National women strike day. Posted on the walls of a College nearby. Rings a bell? Anybody? Anywhere?
Root series, Tlalpan. A word to Time-Space travellers: those roots are extremely dangerous. If you station your ship too long, the roots will tie you down. Forever.
“Team-work prohibited.” Mexico city. 2020. What can I say?
“Jump Scotty. Time and Space.”
Shanghaï style. Thank you to Tiffany Choong, a talented artist who let me know of this particular style both art- and lifestyle-wise that flourished in Shanghaï in the 30’s. Visit Tiffany’s blog here:
“The triumphant woman”, Mexico, mid 70’s. We used this magazine, a psychologist friend and I, for projective techniques in a focus group a while back. Late 90’s. Worked wonders.
Hacienda de las campanas. The bell farm. Tlalpan. Mexico city. As you can see the tree is not on the sidewalk. Not so long ago, you just tied your horse to the tree. (Anybody asks, before my time)
Powder room, Hacienda de Tlalpan, Mexico. Loos of the world series.
Pancho Villa. A hero of the Mexican revolution was not that highly regarded north of the border. 5,000 $ was a lot of money then.
Locked door. Tlalpan. For Manja:
“No doubt Saint-Emilion is a fool, but what a sublime fool!” Art by Mazel, a great Belgian comic strip artist.
“Full warp, Scotty, please.”
Coast of Zanzibar, 21st century. (c)ourtesy Gini.
Sunday March 14. Out of lockdown. On our way to our first family Sunday lunch in 3 months. This mural is – a beauty – only 2-3 years old. Not overtagged, but passersby put their hands on or just scratch it.
Brand new. This mural just replaced a fabulous piece that had been on that house for years. Shot it from the car on Sunday. Need to go back at various times of the day. This wall faces west and is very time-sensitive. Light and shadows change dramatically across the day. So do the pix.
“Mr. Spock? do you have the coordinates for our last stop?”
“Yes, Sir. The space coordinates seem to be correct, but the time slot doesn’t seem right. It says “1958”, but it looks like it’s today.”
“Only one way to find out. Jump, Scotty.”
Martin Luther King Jr. “Arrested outside a courtroom. 1958”. (Author unknown). He was barely 29. He is not “resisting arrest”. See his left hand? Looks like he’s saying. “It’s all right, folks. Take it easy.” Maybe to his supporters? Spock is correct. Something is wrong with the Time channels.
Captain and crew thank you for flying Equinoxio Time-Space Airways. Stay safe. In more ways than one. 😷