Street art. Come on! Again?

Konny. Paris, 2013. No more landlord arson. San Francisco. 2016. Butte-aux-cailles. Paris. 2018. Klim, I gather? Liverpool. Or is Berlin? (Mexico city. 2019) I told you a hundred times, stop picking your nose. Butte-aux-cailles, Paris. Zabou. Near Mission St, San Francisco, 2016. Overtagged, alas. “Let’s go urgently to the House of buttons. In Polanco! Jules…

My virtual museum

I could start with a small Renoir. Emil B√ľhrle collection at the Maillol museum. 2019. Claude Monet in his workshop at Giverny. The workshop has remained very much the same. The paintings have been replaced by – very good – copies. Most of the originals are at Orsay I believe. “Love your world”. Latin quarter,…

A morning walk, Yucat√°n

Pete the pelican, Akumal, Yucat√°n peninsula. Dic. 2019. A stairway to heaven. Cob√°, Yucat√°n. (Note: Technically the eastern part of Yucat√°n became a full-fledged state, called Quintana Roo, in 1974. Canc√ļn, Tulum, are in “Quintana Roo”. Yet, geographically, historically and culturally it still is Yucat√°n, the land of the Maya. Cob√°, near Tulum, is one…

World street art tour. Cont’d.

Paris, m√©tro Nationale. 13th arrondissement. 2019. Many buildings have been painted over. A unique display of immense street art. A great initiative from City Hall. Just noticed the artist’s name. Inti is a Chilean artist born in Valparaiso whose work can be seen from Chile to Colombia (I’ll pay more attention on my next trip)…

A morning walk, Singapore

Sir Stamford Raffles (1786-1821). National Singapore Museum. Raffles founded the city and harbour of Singapore in the early 1800’s, negotiating a deal with the local Sultan. The strategy was to create a British stronghold to balance the Dutch domination of Indonesia. Raffles was born on a ship off the coast of Jamaica. A “colonial” of…

An Italian holiday*

Vacanze Romane. A Roman holiday. An enchanting film by William Wyler, with the adorable Audrey Hepburn and charming Gregory Peck. Okay. Three adjectives in a single sentence is way too much, but so be it. This post is for our Italian friends who were the first to take the blow in the West. An Italian…

The street is Art. World tour.

“Black magic man”. Carlos Santana. San Francisco, California. 2016. Rue de Seine, Paris. c.2016. Bogot√°, Colombia, 2017. More of this artist in a later post. Asunci√≥n, Paraguay. 2019. (c)ourtesy Alex. The sak√© man, Bangkok, Thailand. 2018. Mexico city, 2020. The divine dancers, Angkor, Cambodia, 2018. Around 9th-10th century AD.¬† I define street art as anything…

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,…

A bridge in Yucat√°n. Street art

Under the light of the Jelly fish. Akumal bridge, Yucat√°n, 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!…