Carnival of carnivals

“Is this legal? Maybe I should fine them all?” Paris, 1977. I was just out of the Army, 3 weeks away from Grad school. I set out on the streets of Paris with my faithful Asahi Pentax and a few rolls of Ilford film. May have been 400 “ASA”, my ammo of choice then. Would…

Pot-Pourri two and soixante

Tiger hunt with the Prince of Wales. c.1905. First row, 2nd from the left, holding a stick, Rao Scindia, Maharajah of Gwalior; dressed in a dark suit, the Prince of Wales, future King George V; last from right, with a colonial helmet under his arm, my great-uncle, Frank Onraet, Chief-of-staff of the Maharajah, and organizer…

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.…

Nine-Pourri-forty-Pot

Another voyage in space and time. (Not again?!) A quick nap. Casa de las campanas. House of bells. Tlalpan. 2017. (I liked the previous colour better.) The eyebrow workshop. Paris. 2015. Maasaï warriors. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. 1967. Chinelos dancers. Two weeks ago, literally around the corner of our house.  There are many traditional dances…