A morning walk, Mexico

Previously on Equinoxio: The Time shuttle was attacked in Xochicalco by Jaguar and Eagle warriors. Scotty said: “I can handle it. I’ll beam you to San Angel, the Saturday’s bazar, South of Mexico city. You will just have to walk your way back.” We were greeted by the charming Catalina above. Unarmed. “And the eye…

Pot-cinquante-pourri-cinq

Sunrise, Angkor-Vat, Cambodia. January 2018. “Yes, Scotty?” “System is down, Sir, we have to resort to analog visual substitutes”. “Binoculars, Scotty? You must be joking! Are we flying blind?” “They’re very good binoculars, Sir. Mid 20th century. Not a scratch.” “I don’t care, get the system back up! All passengers and crew: fasten seat belts!…

Pot-pourri 27 x 2 +/- Standard Deviation

“Standard deviation, Scotty? I bet this was suggested by Mr. Spock?” “Aye, Sir, it was. The above is an 18th century pirate on Fisherman’s wharf, San Francisco. Plus or minus two centuries. Sir.” “Right. Ready to jump everyone? Jump!” “El globo”. Passion for pastry. Mexico. 2018. 11th century. Normand warrior bidding Adieu to his Lady…

Pot-pourri (19)53

Lori’s diner, San Francisco, 2016. (Scotty? Prepare to warp) Sunset at my sister-in-law’s country house. Interior of Colombia. c.2015. (Sir? Haven’t you said you don’t much like sunset photos? I have. Said that. Scotty. Photos do poor justice to any sunset.) 😉 Vincennes Zoo, Paris. End of the 20th century. The last two polar bears…

The Dragon and the Snake God

Snakes can be deadly. From cobras to rattlesnakes, poisonous snakes kill approximately 90, 000 people a year across the world. Such powerful animals were made into Gods in many cultures. Buddha slept under the protection of the seven-headed Naga God. Naga is a cobra (also referred to as Naja), who, in its divine form, has…

A road in Singapore. Epilogue

Some of you may remember a previous post of mine on a road in Singapore, named after my great-uncle, René Onraët. The family lore told of that road, of my uncle’s career as a police officer in the Straits settlements at the beginning of the 20th century. The above was sent to me by my…

Pot-pourri cinquante-deux

Mary Poppins? Bogotá, 2018. You sweet thing you… San Francico, 2016. (Some of you may remember my fondness for Lichtenstein’s art…) Amazon forest, 2006. Bradypus. Paresseux in French, sloth in English. This one took over half an hour to cross on the next tree. Slooooow. We need war… Mexico City. 2018. Fingers crossed. London 2016.…