Welcome to Fear City

Welcome to Fear City. A survival guide to the city of Mexico. The 8th annual Acme contemporary art expo sounded promising. (Back in February) Our friend N. who runs the show gave us the grand tour. With her usual bright smile and utter elegance. This leaflet was the first exhibit. “A: Well there’s three weapons.…

The street is Art. World tour.

“Black magic man”. Carlos Santana. San Francisco, California. 2016. Rue de Seine, Paris. c.2016. Bogotá, Colombia, 2017. More of this artist in a later post. Asunción, Paraguay. 2019. (c)ourtesy Alex. The saké 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,…

Roots

Square root. Cubic root. We were roots once… Sunbathing root. Root procession. “We shall overcome…” “Michael row the boat ashore…” Root control. The root of the problem. Speechless roots. “I’m filling a crack where the rain gets in…” (Lennon/McCartney) The root of success. Yes. That is a tree in the middle of the street. “Our…

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…