The strange death of Europe*

Champs-Elysées, Paris, Saturday March 16th. (c) Marie Magnin/Hans Lucas. I was born in the Far-East, raised in Africa (the South?), went to Grad school in the US (The West? The North?). I’ve lived in (South) America for 30 years this coming December. In my compass-mad life, I have always looked back at Western Europe (ironically…

In search of the lost Buddha

Siem Reap, June 23, 1866. “Garnier is seriously ill. Caught the fevers again. Not doing too good myself. It has taken us longer than expected from Phnomh-Penh. The river, the jungle, the unbearable heat… are taking their toll on the expedition. Carné and Delaporte seem to be all right. They take this expedition as an…

Pot-pourri 60 minus 1

“Show me the way to the next whisky bar”… Butte-aux-cailles, Paris, 2018. Scotty is still fishing in Elizabethan Scotland. He claims the trouts were bigger at that time. I told him not to mess with Elizabeth. The first. Spock and Uhura are on a date in Aldebaran. Spock? A date? That leaves Mr. Sulu and…

Dreaming of Asia

Stolen kiss. Grandson G. at the Peranakan Museum, Singapore, 2017. Asia eluded me. I was born in the Far East but left too young to really remember. I was then raised in Africa. Spent the rest of my life between Europe and the Americas. And I’m sorry to say, the evolution of Africa and Latin…

World Street Art

Marylin waiting for the bus. Penang, Malaysia, 2017. “Looking for truth and a flat.” In that order? The flat can be arranged. But Truth? Paris, La butte-aux-cailles, 2018. Can’t make head from…   Tail… San Francisco, 2016. I simply can’t understand why the powers-that-be put a bus stop in front of perfectly good Street Art!…