Day of los Muertos

Welcome! Welcome! Try our 65 Pesos menu! The Day of the Dead on November 2nd is possibly one of the oldest and strongest traditions in Mexico. I believe (no evidence) that it comes from the Chinese Ghost month, when ghosts and spirits, long-gone ancestors come back from the netherworld. In the Chinese tradition, shrines are…

Danse macabre. Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead. November 2nd. “Are you ready to dance?”   Dance the night away. One, two. One, two… One, two, Three. Day…   And night… La Dance Macabre… Dance, dance, dance… Turn, turn, turn… “Thank you for dancing with me… Until next time…” My heartfelt thanks to the Ollin Yollintizi dance company…

Pot-pourri 58

“Uhura, Spock, Scotty, good morning. Orders for today? Yes, Lieutenant Uhura?” “San Francisco, Sir. At a cross-point between 19th and 21st century AD.” “Good. Ready to warp, Scotty? Hop then.” (Author’s note: the above was taken on Fisherman’s Wharf, early 21st century AD). Teotihuacán, Mexico. Pyramid of the Sun. Approximately 200 BC to 550 AD.…

Platform 36 reloaded

The train was late at Gare du Nord. My Lord Buddha was waiting on Platform 36. Patiently. The train led to nowhere, which was fine. Om mane padme… (Artist: WCA) “Unknown traveler” by BToy. (The titles were not given by the Authority. I’m just making them up.) 😉 “I‘ve been waiting for this train for…

Railroad (street) art. Gare du Nord

In 2015, the Northern station (Gare du Nord) of Paris commissioned 16 artists to decorate platform 36. We usually take platform 35 to visit old friends outside Paris. Generally arriving at the very last minute to catch the – almost -departing train. So I grab a painting or two from a distance and run. On…

A Paris run. Hurry!

Landing safely. Butte-aux-cailles, Paris 2018. (Now you can walk at leisure) Vodka Lab. 11e Arrondissement. On my way back from the Klimt Exhibition. Opening hours did not fit my schedule. How unfortunate. The adventures of Panama Joe. In front of the Louvre. Orangina is a unique French orange drink. The flea market at Saint-Ouen. See…