Flowers in winter

To all our friends North or West, under feet of snow, pouring rain or sleet, a few flowers for the winter. (Hibiscus 🌺 ) (There even is an emoji…) (Scary ain’t it? The Mac detects the typed word and suggests an emoji. All the while sending a copy of all I/we write to head-office. Theirs.…

Parallel universes. Continued

Previously on Parallel Universes: Starship Equinoxio is suspended in mid-hyperspace. Last frozen image on screen (see above) represent two tigers by an obscure 20th century Catalan painter. Chief Engineer Scott has been working non-stop for the past 24h to fix the engines. “Scotty? Captain here. Status report? Any minute now Sir. Mr Scott, it is…

Parallel universes. Paris. New York

World Trade center, New York. November 21. “Scotty? Ready to jump?” “Aye Sir.” “Jump then. Full warp.” “Hyperspace jump at full warp, Sir.” Left Bank, Paris, July 21. Fée aux griffons. (Fairy with griffins) Gustave Moreau, Paris. Moreau (1826-1898) was a “symbolist”) or deemed so painter of the 19th century. I would say a painter…

Another Paris stroll

“Somos guerreros”. We are warriors. Rue de l’Ourcq. Paris. I was puzzled by the jaguar theme, very much “A Mexican in Paris”, sans Gene Kelly, until I edited the picture and saw the signature. Sadly I couldn’t find the artist on Boogle. Daphnis and Chloé by Carpeaux (1827-1873). Carpeaux is the author of “The Dance”…

Warriors

“We were warriors once. “We lived in the desert, by the Red sea and the Gulf of Aden. Or so the white man calls them. “All the tribes feared us, the Amharinya, the Tigrinya, the Erythreans, the Somali. We were warriors. We were the Danakils. “To marry the young maiden of our choice we had…

Street Art here and there

“Euphorie des sages”. Euphoria of the wise. Bogotá. (c)ourtesy Oscar. “Happy birthday, Mr. President.” Mexico city. “On the road again”. Artist: Duek Gonzalez. Shotgun shot. The fall of the House of Usher. Edgar Allan Poe. (Mexico city) Cold street. On foot this time. Must have been a great mural, but it has been tagged. Sigh.…

The ‘idea’ of a museum. Paris.

Pont Alexandre III. Traveller 989. ‘Idea’? What do you mean? “Bridge over troubled waters”. (Simon & Garfunkel). Under a bridge on the Canal de l’Ourcq. A homeless tent behind me. Spared from the rain by the bridge above, s/he awakes every morning to this “woman in blue”. The artist? Titi from Paris? A “titi” is…

The wild parade

“Get your motor runnin’ The Wild Parade has now begunListen to the engines hum Head out on the highwayLooking for adventureIn whatever comes our way People out to have some funA cobra on my leftLeopard on my right, yeah I like smoke and lightnin’Heavy metal thunderRacing with the windAnd the feeling that I’m under The…

Asia: Past and future

My Lord Buddha, Royal Palace, Bangkok, 2018. Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang. I think Phra means holy. I’ve seen it associated with royalty, princes, temples, Buddha. The palace was built in 1782 by King Rama 1st. Note that in a oh-so Buddhist country as Thailand, Kings are called Rama, a Hindu god, the 7th avatar…

Art? Art? Paris is still around.

Boogled “street art Paris.” Came up with a few addresses. “Un Kolor distinto”: A distinct Kolour. Rue de l’Ourcq. In the Northeast of Paris. Near the canal. Light not too good. Cloudy. Paris weather. And backlight. Oh well. Street artist is Da Cruz. (Means ‘Of the Cross’ in Portuguese.) No idea who s/he is. Seen…