Pot-pourri one and fifty

“Evening Captain. Another Pot-Pourri, Sir? It’s been a while.” “Evening Scotty. Yes it has. Do you have your destination?” “Yes, Sir. All over the place?” “All over the place Scotty. Beam us down.” (Above: a chair from Rajahstan. Author’s personal collection. Didn’t go there yet. Bought it here.) Cheetah mother and her two cubs. East…

Time patrol Angkor cont…d

Previously on Time Patrol: the fearless crew and passengers of TSS Equinoxio follow the 1866 Cambodia expedition of Doudart de Lagrée, jumping to and fro in hyperspace to the 1930’s and early 21st century. Above: the central alley to Angkor Vat, 1930. in La France lointaine: “Jump to 2018, Scotty, please.” “Roger that.” 2018. Angkor…

Time patrol Angkor

“Morning Captain. All time travel stations at the ready Sir. Orders for today?” “Morning Scotty, morning everyone. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia. 19th and 20th century. Ready to jump?” “Ready, Sir.” “Jump then.” 1866. A Hipster gathering at Angkor-Vat. Far left, Navy Lieutenant-Commander Doudart de Lagrée, commands an expedition to find a route to China, sailing…

Art is in the street. Bogotá

Bogotá, as many a major city in the South can boast of remarkable Street art. Here are a few shots, taken last week. Above photo (c)ourtesy my niece, Diana Catalina. “On your marks!” Photography rule number 13: “Never take a picture from a car”. Much less while it is driving. Rule number 14: “Rules are…

March 20th 1918. A century.

March 20th 1918, a century ago, my father Cyril was born in Saint-Malo, Brittany, a city of sailors and privateers. His mother, Julie Onraët, was born in India, of an Anglo-French family of indigo planters, and Indian Civil Service. God save the King and all that. His father, Pierre Martin, was the son of a…

My Lord Tiger

Hon cop. The Lord Tiger in Vietnamese. Not too sure about the spelling. Why my parents used a Vietnamese name  in Cambodia beats me. (Tiger in Khmer is Khla) But that was the name I knew, when I met a tiger face to face for the first time. I wrote about that encounter in “The…

Time patrol, Bangkok

“Morning Scotty. I see the title generator is back up.” “Yes, Captain. What are our orders for today?” “Bangkok, 1957 and 2018.” “Sixty years and change, Sir? That will require some fine tuning.” “Don’t remind me of the sixty bl..dy years my friend. Fine tuning is your area, Scotty. All aboard!” Royal palace, Bangkok. 1957.…