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.…

Pot-Pourri two and soixante

Tiger hunt with the Prince of Wales. c.1905. First row, 2nd from the left, holding a stick, Rao Scindia, Maharajah of Gwalior; dressed in a dark suit, the Prince of Wales, future King George V; last from right, with a colonial helmet under his arm, my great-uncle, Frank Onraet, Chief-of-staff of the Maharajah, and organizer…

Street art Paris.

La butte aux cailles, literally, the partridge hill, is a neighbourhood in the southwest of Paris. It was a blue collar neighbourhood in the 19th century, and still retains many of the cute old, 18-19th century buildings. Wouldn’t mind buying a flat there. 🙂 It has become a haven for street art in Paris in…

Banksy’s world

Traveller 27. Take line 12 North. Stop at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. Take Rue de Châteaudun to the right. Turn right on Rue du Faubourg Montmartre. “Voilà”. The world of Banksy is an extraordinary re-creation of Banksy’s art. As soon as I saw the ads in the Paris metro, I knew I had to go. Go early. This…

A morning walk, Paris. Again?!

The little Prince Series. Spanish version. “What’s that gotta do with a Paris walk?” “Saint-Ex was French.” “Yeah, from Lyon.” “Moving on.” Tian’ anmen square. Le Marais. That IS in Paris. Le Marais. Not Tian’ anmen. 40th anniversary. I don’t break only hearts. Butte-aux-cailles, Paris, 2018. Artist: Miss Tic. Place Blanche, 1924, by Fernand Andrey-Prevost,…

Travellers

Moustache. Traveller 16. Under Picasso’s shadow. Protection. Travellers 17. La Défense. “Have I turned the gas off?” Traveller 18. Line 1. “Have suitcase. Will travel.” I found those stuck to a wall in the Marais, after a disappointing Cartier-Bresson expo. Placed high on the wall and protected by glass from morons and taggers. (Hence the…

Pot-pourri one and sixty

Dolores del Río, 1938, by Diego Rivera, at the artist’s house in Coyocán, Mexico city. Dolores del Río (1905-1983) was one of the major actresses of the Golden age of the Mexican cinema and a strong “player” in Hollywood too. There will be more soon on Diego Rivera.   Death by Evelia Evelia, Mexico, 2019.…