Paris Time Patrol Number Trois

Our gallant team of Time-Space explorers have gone back to 1964 Paris. A view to the East*, possibly from the Pont de la Concorde. On the left: the Right Bank. Perfect French logic, the sides are determined looking at the Seine from East to West, following the flow of the river. Thus, the North bank is…

A morning walk, Mexico

  Being a bit short of time today, I just put together a few shots from my morning walks in Tlalpan, the new neighbourhood we live in Mexico city. Good news: Spring IS here. It will reach you soon. February-March mark the blooming of Jacarandas. Some years the city turns all mauve. I thought this…

A baby is born

“Look! Tembo kidogo!” “A small elephant? A baby? Mtoto? “Ndiyo! A baby elephant.” “Wapi? Where?” “Over there. To the left.” Paul, the Kikuyu driver, warden, guide, etc. veered the Land-Rover inside the bush. There they were. Three females, facing outward for any possible predator, standing guard over a crouched form on the ground. “OMG!” Said…

Open up the doors!

Originally posted on Equinoxio:
Doors fascinate me. The simplest of shapes. A rectangle, tall and wide enough to let anyone go through without banging their head. Children sweep and squeeze through. So functional. And yet, a door separates the inside from the outside. The private from the public sphere. Or lets them in or out.…

A Paris Time Stroll

Our Time-Travel Chief engineer, Dr Montgomery C. Scott, PhD, has designed a new, more efficient Time-Travel device. Using a modified scanner plugged to your dumbphone, tablet or computer, allows you to go back and forth in time at little or no cost. The above: Place du tertre, Montmartre*, c.1964. Rue Norvins, Montmartre. c. 2014. Scotty’s…

Pot-pourri 38. (I think)

  Crested cranes. Tsavo National Park. (c)ourtesy Alex. The crested cranes are most elegant birds, common across East Africa. They figure on Uganda’s coat of arms. Dragos was absolutely right: I’d already posted this private chapel in Tlalpan, Mexico city. The above is after restoration. Below is before… I‘m not entirely sure, but I think…