Aug 27, 2008

Family drama in one act

South of France. Midday. Drunk. Naked.
A heated conversation. Drunk man number two zigzags his way back to the bedroom of naked drunk man number one and wrestles with him. Giggles, fag this fag that, screams, barks, more giggles and then silence. A few hours later I checked on the two close-to-40 drunks: drunk man number one's passed out naked across his bed and drunk man number two's asleep on his side facing his naked friend.

Donkies in dad's backyard

Aug 23, 2008

A few hours at the Louvre: close ups and crops


Minerve chassant les vices du jardin de la Vertu by Andrea Mantegna


Minerve chassant les vices du jardin de la Vertu by Andrea Mantegna


Minerve chassant les vices du jardin de la Vertu by Andrea Mantegna


Minerve chassant les vices du jardin de la Vertu by Andrea Mantegna


Minerve chassant les vices du jardin de la Vertu by Andrea Mantegna


Minerve chassant les vices du jardin de la Vertu by Andrea Mantegna


Minerve chassant les vices du jardin de la Vertu by Andrea Mantegna


Liberale da Verona circa 1470


A fifteen century rocket-like Saint: Le bienheureux Ranieri délivre les pauvres d'une prison de Florence by Stefano di Giovanni (also known as Sassetta)


La Damnation de l'âme de l'avare de Citerna by Stefano di Giovanni


Portrait of Jean-Frederic le Magnanime by Cranache


Portrait of a young lady by Cranache


Portrait of a woman holding a carnation by Jacob Claesz


La tentation de Saint Antoine by Peter Huys


Portrait of a young woman holding a dog by Matthijs Naiveu


L'Ecole de Fontainebleau: the nipple pinching by her sister would refer to Gabrielle's maternity.


"What What In the Butt". The carrying of the cross by le Maître de la repudiation Agar

Aug 19, 2008

Brussels—a day in Belgium


Weddings just the way I like them: decided and planned two weeks before the date, invitations sent a week beforehand and a bride due a month later.

Aug 15, 2008

Reims—a day in Champagne


A beautiful gothic cathedral. Marc Chagall designed the stained glass installed in 1974 in the axis of the apse.


Cart installation at the Pommery Estate.


Behind the shopping carts a typical Remoise house. Most of the city was destroyed during the 1st world war and rebuilt in the 1920's.


The Pommery Estate contains 18 kilometres of cellars and gallo-roman chalk pits, where lay down 20 million bottles at 30 meters underground at a constant temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.


Art installation with live birds in the cellars of the Pommery Estate.


Background wall sculpted(lines) by Daniel Buren.


Map of Russia in the Pommery Estate cellars.


Inflatable tank in the Pommery Estate cellars.


Suspended keyboard in the Pommery Estate cellars.

The clouds above Paris


View from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, facing East.

Yayoi Kusama at la Villette




Aug 11, 2008

Belle-île-en-Mer: j'adore!


The "taco truck" of Brittany, right off the highway.


Leaving the town of Quiberon for Belle-île-en-Mer.


Morning coffee on the hotel terrace.


Our hotel overlooking port Goulphar.


A few hundred meters away from our hotel, the Hotel Grand Large kept reminding me of Norman Bates.


Goulphar lighthouse.


Right next to the Aiguilles de Port Coton, the famous needlelike rocks immortalized by Monet, the stormy weather and the crazy winds greeted us with foamflakes coming all the way from the ocean up to the top of the cliff and higher!


Arrows pointing towards far away destinations.


On our way to Sauzon, an 8 km bicycle ride, up and downhill.


Passing by fields of ruminants...


Passing by trailers...


Port Sauzon.


Our favorite restaurant in Belle-île: le Contre Quai (I didn't know cod could taste so good.)


A Breton house, on our way to Herlin Beach, past the town of Bangor.


Herlin beach, reached after walking on a trail in a forest.


Herlin beach.


Donnant beach.


The surfers of Donnant beach.


A photographer on Donnant beach.


The cliff overlooking Donnant beach.


Les aiguilles de Port Coton on a sunny day.