Sunday, May 4, 2014

Early Spring Break III











Details of my new favorite city, nice memories for a great sunny Sunday: Montmartre always lovely stairs; the Canal Saint Martin through a window; le Grand Palais spectacular ceiling; a selfie in the Paris Art Fair; café, faces and reflections, near the Pompidou Centre; Cortázar, Borges and Onetti for only €2,00; the answer to life, the universe, and everything at the Rue Bonaparte; my friend's Dani fantastic elevator that arrives at the middle of the staircase; and a bridge, Pont Marie... je crois, mais je ne suis pas sûr.

Happy Sunday everyone (:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Early Spring Break II
















Some common and not-so common views of lovely Brussels. Yes, the Manneken Pis is ridiculously small. Yes, Belgium beers are the best in the world. I really want to go back and have more time to properly enjoy and get to know Brussels... any recommendations?

Have a lovely week everyone! x

Sunday, April 20, 2014

De Gabo



 Gabriel García Márquez Frente al espejo, 1982, photo by Vasco Szinetar





 Gabriel García Márquez Frente al espejo, 2010, photo by Vasco Szinetar





When I found out about that Gabo passed out, I remember the first time I re-discover the ice with him and Aureliano Buendía; I remembered Florentino Ariza's valses; my mother's One Hundred Years of Solitude books collection, that it must be already 1000 years or close; and this wonderful phrase: "the heart has more rooms than a whore house." Dear Gabo, you will be deeply missed.

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The photos from this post are from part of the series "Frente al espejo" (In Front of the Mirror) of the genius Venezuelan photographer Vasco Szinetar.

You can have a look at the post in The Procrastinator (some) Times about Gabo, and to an old post in this blog where I posted a text where García Marquez wrote about Caracas, the unhappy city (La infeliz Caracas).