The last of Banksy

Have Gangsta rats taken over? I can think of a few names. “Last of Banksy”? No worry, as far as I know Banksy is alive and well. I’m just running out of material. Banksy’s. No fear. Plenty of other stuff. Those are my last photos of Banksy’s fab’ expo last year in Paris. Enjoy. “Fly,…

Banksy revisited

Today I felt like helping “meself” to a shot’a Bansky. On the rocks. Revisit last year’s extraordinary expo in Paris. Maybe re-read his work through the lens of the past few months. Let’s start with a good news: the door Bansky painted at the Bataclan in Paris, in homage to the victims, had been stolen.…

Street art somewhere

American History. Guarani art, Asunción, Paraguay. Look at life through pink glasses. Mexico city. Putin was here. Or was it Kilroy? Mexico. Guarani eyes, Asunción. Gimme your hand. Asunción. Fly, little bird, fly. Asunción. Imperialism shall prevail. Mexico. “Alas, poor Yorrick. I knew him well, Horatio. A fellow of infinite jest, of excellent fancy.” (Hamlet).…

The strange death of Europe*

Champs-Elysées, Paris, Saturday March 16th. (c) Marie Magnin/Hans Lucas. I was born in the Far-East, raised in Africa (the South?), went to Grad school in the US (The West? The North?). I’ve lived in (South) America for 30 years this coming December. In my compass-mad life, I have always looked back at Western Europe (ironically…

A farewell to London. Brexit

Last Sunday, Theresa May(be) signed the Brexit agreement with the European Union. Regardless of what Parliament decides, it is time to bid farewell to London and our English friends. Above: the bridges will be closed to continental ships. At long last. “I see a red door and I want to paint it black…” Jagger and…

A bl..dy shame

The people have voted for (Small) Britain to leave the European Union. A bloody shame. (Pardon my French.) There is research a-plenty to support the wisdom of crowds. (See James Surowiecki and Francis Galton. Wisdom of crowds appears most accurate when estimating the weight of a cow. The particularly variety of the cow is not…

Last train to the Kingdom

The battle of Trafalgar marked the beginning of the end of Napoleon’s ambitions. Tomorrow, Brits will flip a coin. All polls hover at 50/50 REMAIN or leave. This post may be the last with the Kingdom inside the EU. Maybe the last post for the United Kingdom. The Scots have already announced they would secede…