Asia: back to the future

Royal palace, Bangkok. 2018. Back to the future? In more ways than one, I guess. I was born in the East, in India under its Pakistani guise. (To me the names change, the land and the people not so much.) We then pushed further East to Vietnam, briefly, and Cambodia which we left in ’57.…

Street Art cocktail

Dance brigade. San Francisco. 2016. (We are on a mission here, folks) All you need to disinfect the planet. Bogotá, Colombia. 2020. (c)ourtesy Oscar. The gentleman bird thief. By Bué the warrior, a Belgian artist living in Mexico. Colonia Roma, Mexico city. c. 2018. Fee-lines. Bogotá, Colombia. c. 2018. For Juanito. Penang by bus. Rastafari!…

World street art tour. Cont’d.

Paris, métro Nationale. 13th arrondissement. 2019. Many buildings have been painted over. A unique display of immense street art. A great initiative from City Hall. Just noticed the artist’s name. Inti is a Chilean artist born in Valparaiso whose work can be seen from Chile to Colombia (I’ll pay more attention on my next trip)…

Pot-pourri 60 minus 1

“Show me the way to the next whisky bar”… Butte-aux-cailles, Paris, 2018. Scotty is still fishing in Elizabethan Scotland. He claims the trouts were bigger at that time. I told him not to mess with Elizabeth. The first. Spock and Uhura are on a date in Aldebaran. Spock? A date? That leaves Mr. Sulu and…

Dreaming of Asia

Stolen kiss. Grandson G. at the Peranakan Museum, Singapore, 2017. Asia eluded me. I was born in the Far East but left too young to really remember. I was then raised in Africa. Spent the rest of my life between Europe and the Americas. And I’m sorry to say, the evolution of Africa and Latin…

World Street Art

Marylin waiting for the bus. Penang, Malaysia, 2017. “Looking for truth and a flat.” In that order? The flat can be arranged. But Truth? Paris, La butte-aux-cailles, 2018. Can’t make head from…   Tail… San Francisco, 2016. I simply can’t understand why the powers-that-be put a bus stop in front of perfectly good Street Art!…

My Lord Elephant

I’ve always liked elephants, lucky enough to see elephants from a very young age. Either in Asia or in Africa. West and East. They’re the strongest animal on earth. And though dangerous, are a peaceful bunch. On the verge of extinction. Above: a “rubbing” of a bas-relief in Angkor that we bought on site this…

Street Art. Again?

Gare du Nord, Northern Station, Paris. 2015. Street Art, Florence. 16th century. Singapore. 2017. Olivier Rameau et Colombe Tiredaile. By Dupa. Brussels. 2010. Siem Reap, near Angkor, Cambodia. 2018. “Yes, Toucan!”. London, 2015. San Francisco, 2016. China House, Penang, Malaysia. 2017. China House is a fantastic place for coffee, cake, food, beer, and art. Don’t…

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…