Pot-pourri (when I’m) 64

“I was a rich man’s plaything.” Mid 40’s maybe? A Coke was worth 3 cents… The blue man. Polanco, Mexico city. February 2020. The gate to Angkor Thom, Cambodia. 2018. The light was divine. Denmark street, Mexico city. 2020. The prayer, Cluny museum, Paris. I would say the statue dates back to the 13th-14th century,…

Picasso-Trotsky, the unlikely connection

Leon Trotsky, aka Lev Davidovitch Bronstein (above) and Pablo Ruiz Picasso (below) never met. One was born in Russia and assassinated in Mexico in 1940. The other, born in Spain, spent most of his adult life in France, where he died in 1973. They never met, yet there is an uncanny connection. Picasso by Dora…

Art as representation

Monet’s workshop at Giverny. 2016. Bué the warrior. Polanco, Mexico city, 2020. Bué, aka Dave de Rop, is a Belgian artist living in Mexico. The lady with the coat, 1927. Ernesto ” the monkey” Cabral (1890-1968) was a Mexican artist and illustrator in the major Mexican media of that time. 1927? Almost a century ago.…

Travellers 21

Traveller 60. The eagle. Mexico city, Day of the Dead. For better or for worse. Montmartre. 2019. Travellers 61 and 62. Bravery. Traveller 63. Wearing a kippa (yarmulke) in the Paris metro has become dangerous. (I’ve been wanting to buy one and see what happens but they won’t let me…) Love your costume, can I…

A morning walk, Bangkok

Royal palace, Bangkok. 2018. It’s already been two years since we went on our Asia trip. From Singapore to Malaysia to Thailand to Cambodia. I must say my feet are itching to  go back. Meanwhile, some views of Bangkok. Sawadeekraap… Klong or canal, facing the Artist’s house. Bangkok used to be a water city. Now…

A bridge in Yucatán. Street art

Under the light of the Jelly fish. Akumal bridge, Yucatán, Mexico. Mirror, mirror, who’s the greenest? La taverna, Akumal beach. (Very recommendable place to eat in Akumal) Guardian of the Bridge. Akumal. No fear. Bernard l’hermite. (Bernard the Hermit…) (See your local Kikipedia for exact translation) Stay in the queue. My hair is a mess!…

A Yucatán post(card)

Coati Bill, shooting the breeze with his buddy, Dr Death. Tulum, Mexico. Coati Joe and the Missus, distant relations of Bill’s, at the ruins of Coba, Yucatán peninsula. Yucatán postcard 1. View from breakfast. This past end-of-year, we decided to spend the holidays with the whole family near Tulum, on the Yucatán peninsula, near Tulum.…