World Trade center, New York. November 21.
“Scotty? Ready to jump?”
“Jump then. Full warp.”
“Hyperspace jump at full warp, Sir.”
Left Bank, Paris, July 21.
Fée aux griffons. (Fairy with griffins) Gustave Moreau, Paris. Moreau (1826-1898) was a “symbolist”) or deemed so painter of the 19th century. I would say a painter of mythology. His former house turned museum is a must-see in Paris. “Jump, Scotty.”
Ice-cream Liberty (Number 4). Chinatown, NY. The outside temperature was 1ºC. 32F plus change… (I have evidence) Who wants an ice-cream then?
Traveller 896. MOMA. Instant art.
The panda Lady. Rue de l’Ourcq, Paris.
Batman shopping on South Broadway.
Hope II, 1908, by Klimt, at the Met. Though I did see a splendid Klimt “show” at the Atelier des lumières in Paris, a while back, I realize I have seen only a few Klimt “in the flesh.” Marvelous.
New York Public library. 5th and 42nd. Fortitude the lion has been given a warm Christmas collar. The South lion is called Patience. The lions were named after the patience and and fortitude New-Yorkers would need to survive the great Depression. (According to then Mayor La Guardia.) Well, folks, what can we say about current times?
Resilience, Fortitude’s cousin in Paris, on Alexandre III bridge. (Resilience? Just made that up. Ain’t that what we need right now, folks?)
The Hudson river. Barnes & Noble, Tribeca. Read somewhere their space was open for rent… sigh.
New Jersey across the Hudson river. Around Rockefeller Park. Those Rockfella guys owned the city didn’t they?
The Louvre across the Seine.
“Scotty? Some of the passengers look a bit green around the gills. Those jumps into hyperspace can do that. Could you adjust the warp factor a bit? Thank you.”
Hélène glorifiée. Helen (of Troy) glorified. Gustave Moreau, late 19th century, Paris.
The twitter machine, Paul Klee, 1922. (Die Zwitscher-Maschine). Apparently Klee invented Twitter. (MOMA.) Is Dorsey paying royalties to Paul Klee’s estate?
Tigers frozen in hyperspace with a bee in their bonnet or something. Salvador Dali, 1944, a reinterpretation by Atelier des lumières Paris.
“Jum… Yes Scotty?
Sir, even at Warrp 5, the engines are overrheating. Can we stop for a few wee ‘haours’ to rrepair?
Scotty, we’re in the middle of hyperspace. Ships have been lost this way.
Aye Sir, but we need only a wee bit’a time.
Spock? Any thoughts?
Well, Sir, we have been jumping to and fro between two parallel universes. We’re currently stopped in hyperspace. As you know, parallel lines meet at the infinite, so could parallel universes. Possibly. Meet and collapse at the infinite… There is a risk…
No objection then Spock? All right Scotty. Crew stand-by. Passengers, open bar. On the house. Shouldn’t take too long.” (Though with Scotty…)
To be continued… Maybe next year?
56 thoughts on “Parallel universes. Paris. New York”
Whew! My head is spinning. I think I need a wee lie-down.
I keep telling Scotty. Passengers (and some crew) turn a bit green. Take a wee lie-down Liz. Scotty claims he needs 12 hours. Make it 24… 😉
I’ll take the 24. 🙂
Almost done. Scotty swears we’ll be ready tomorrow… 😉
J’attends la suite du voyage avec impatience…
Belles et heureuses fêtes de fin d’année Brieuc
Demain (Mardi) vers 19h, heure de Paris.
I like the photo of the photogrpaher.
Why isn’t Klimt more popular? His stuff is very interesting.
Amazing to me to see how those massive tall building stay up on that marshy swamp!
A photo of an instant. I think he was “shooting” his girlfriend.
Some Klimt art has been widely reproduced. As for his art, I wonder where his paintings are? In Vienna maybe?
Quite an engineering feat, right?
I’m not sure. I guess we will have to look that up. I’m sure he has his own museums around.
There seems to be a museum in Vienna. Another trip that has be made… 🤣
Cheers y’all! 🙂
Paris and New York. Great comparison.
Well, true. It’s a tad cold for ice-cream, though I want to know if Lady Liberty is made of ice-cream. How fascinating. I have walked past that lion and never knew what it was called Patience or that it had a significance. It’s counterpart in Paris should be named Resilience, yes. We do need that now, don’t we? Hello, Omicron.
The Hudson flows past a little outside my deck.
Hi Ally. Glad you liked the post. I only learnt recently about the lions’ names…
And yes we do need resilience. In more sense than one…
Outside your deck? hmmm. Interesting… How are things?
I am so sorry that I have been so behind in responding. I have been swamped with packing. Yes, packing.
Are you done yet? 😉
Oh no, it’s a labor-intensive process. Besides, I try to keep things as compact as I can.
Of course it does. Silly me… are there nice walks along the river?
The town of Beacon, New York is on east bank of the Hudson. So, that’s why I can see it from my deck.
Yes, there is a riverwalk, but I wouldn’t know. Never walked along it.
Well, at least you have a nice view. 😉
Not bad, no.
Super excellentissime ! Beau cadeau de fin d’année ! Klee, la liberté, 896 … et les moteurs aux minimum. J’ai connu cela en remontant le soi-disant boueux Mahury jusqu’à Degrad des Cannes, le port de Cayenne, avec deux moteurs au minimum parce que refroidis sur les ballasts, ce qui n’est bon ni pour les moteurs, ni pour le pilotage ni même pour les températures.
Merci à toi, Brieuc, et de super belles fêtes de fin d’année à toi et aux tiens !
PS. À oui, la résilience pour de vrai …
C’était un beau voyage pour toi. La meilleure fin d’une longue et belle aventure.
(Suite et fin demain. Et bonnes fêtes à tous…)
I see they have new murals since I was last in NYC in 2019, something to look forward to! This past weekend I went to our museum of art to see a Van Gogh and friends exhibit. Will share soon(ish)
I’m sure they put up new murals every so often. (There was one on the HIgh Line I saw on the ‘Net and didn’t see…)
Vincent and friends sounds enticing.
Oh it was! It was!
Fantastic. Loved it and wow, amazing street art and art in general. Love Klee. Just one more outstanding post. Mercí
De rien Gigi. Glad you liked it. (I started Dresden files… Looks nice…)
That Klimt is amazing!
Mine’s a double single malt whiskey no ice, ready for the jump. I love Klee’s work and to think of the era in which he painted and the political instability between the wars etc. etc. to see his work is to see Hope indeed.
Double single malt no ice on the way.
Yes, it might mean Hope. My main concern is the extent of possible destruction in case the sh.. hits the fan. And the time it might last.
Thank you Officer Knight. 😉
I enjoyed the tour with you and Scotty! Wow to that picture of the tigers… it just bursts with energy. I love the way you make a whole space trip with all your interesting photo’s. Stay well dear Brian.
Imagine being in a very large dark room and the tigers grow on the wall. Atelier des lumières really do a great job.
Goede Kerst en Nieuw jaar to you and all your family. Tot ziens.
Great idea with the hyperspace jumps, got a bit dizzy, but what the heck … 😉
I’ll tell Scotty. By now the spare part should have arrived from New Jersey. Fröhliche Weinnachten.
Nothing to pick, lots to pick on.
Those Rockefellas do own the entire goddamn world.
Scotty, please switch universes!
Scotty is off fly-fishing in XVIIth century Scotland. No idea when he will be back.
Oh, an elf’s ears (or Mr. Spock’s, for that matter) will be nothing compared to his when I’m finished with him. How dare he!? 🙂
Spock’s gone with him. He can’t understand the point of fishing for pleasure…
Two to grab by the ears then. Very pointed ears, that will be. 🙂
The tigers reappear here or in your previous post…some say the tiger teaches us how to embrace our wild curiosity, all while connecting with our inner warrior…lovely post…came back to revisit Brian 🤓👌smiles and joy your way hedy💫
It does reappear. It was the last image of part 1 and the first of part 2. Scotty had left us all frozen in midst of hyperspace… 🐯 Tigers are very powerful animals. Very strong symbolism in Asia, though sadly they are almost extinct now, Hopefully, humans will come to their senses and save them. Smiles and joy back. Brian.
Klee invented Twitter! I nearly fell off my chair 😉 Warping to part 2!
So did I. Roughly. I had to push the guard off his/her chair to sit down. 😉
Love the Klee. Didn’t know about Moreau’s house in Paris. Have added it to a to-be-visited list. Maybe some day. Thanks for the year-end space travel.
Pleasure to have you on board as always. The Gustave Moreau museum is a must.
Bonne Année Carole
Happy New Year!
Thank you so much. Bonne année, feliz año and a happy new year to you too. 🙏🏻