Thursday, December 2, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
But now I'm over it. Being served 1st suits me just fine.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
I saw Richard Avedon (1923-2004)
Dovima with Elephants 1955
Willy Ronis 1910-2009
I love the expressions on their faces, like 40 year old men. And the crying little sister clutching her dress and doll.
Raymond Depardon (1942- )
A modern documentary maker who took a 2 year break to photograph France.
I admire the project but not necessarily the work. His photos made France look empty.
Yesterday we went to Maison Européene de la Photography (European House of Photography). The Extreme exhibition had some interesting photos,
but what I really liked was the med/art exhibit. A doctor started creating art with MRI images. The exhibition was very dark and it had the same feeling as photos of space. A little new agey, 3-d, hypercolor, but it was a nice contrast to the seriousness of the shock exhibition.
Rodolphe von Gombergh
AND I am a nerd when it comes to space photos.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
P.S. The windows on the top left were our room.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Do you ever, while scheduling for a Wednesday just look straight at the middle of the week of your calendar?
But guess whose calendar starts on Monday(lundi) and not on Sunday?
Yes, that would be me.
And guess who has continually mis-scheduling dates because "26 years of scheduling on a Sunday-starting calendar doesn’t go away in an instant" (give or take two years).
At least I can use "culture shock" as my excuse instead of "old age".
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Velib is the system of bikes placed around the city connected to electronic kiosks where anyone with a credit card can rent them. It looks like the bike rack at elementary school, only with all of the same bikes
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
In France people will say “no” just as a first response and sometimes just to spite you.
Which, in the end, means it is is not always a real “no” but more of an invitation for you to show how much you really want something.
In Belgium people will say “no” if it is really “no” from a logical standpoint.
So, both “yes” and “no” are real and static.
In the U.S. if it is not a straight up “yes” people will find a myriad of phrases that only lead to confusion on the part of the receiver, who must then try to decipher what that response really means.
Hours lost in deciphering.