Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cartes postales de Normandie: la randonnée


This is French Normandy, a little bit north from Le Havre. It's not easy to put into words how wonderful this place is... for me at least, I wish there was a little more of a poet in me.

These photos were taken during one of the walks we made from Vaucottes sur mer to Etretat and back. Etretat is one of the most famous little towns in Haute-Normandie because of its cliffs, les falaises. I'll post photos of the town (:

That little rock in the middle of the sea (third and last photo) we discovered that it was the switch that turn on the sun. Seriously.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Canal Mini-Stories

Change is indeed the only certain thing. I'm recycling old photos that I didn't have time to share in the blog in 2014. Because why not? 

For three months last year I lived in Clapton right next to the Canal. This was the road I walked from Clapton to Hackney Wick(ed) to have brunch with my friends or just because the day was lovely, like this one, almost a year ago.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Le week-end et le ciel bleu

A lot bigger, cuter, and filled with more surprises that I expected, Lille just made me enjoy a perfect autumn weekend with a visit to three great museums (*), a Marché de Nöel, hot dogs and barbe à papa, pot au feu, Meert chocolate, and the loveliest communist café with a really nice honey beer.

Perfect and imperfect in magical proportion. I'm starting to think that might be true of all French cities. That balance between warm welcome and bluntly mockery, arrogant beauty and intermitent stench, between what is lovely and despicable, what makes them so unpredictable and therefore attractive. Or maybe I am the only one attracted by bipolarity. I'll start paying more attention to this.

Anyway, Lille je t'aime and I hope to visit you soon again! In the meantime, I promise to make a minimap of Lille very soon! (:


(*) The museums are posts to follow, but since I don't trust my posting-self anymore, just in case you want to look for more info, they are: La Maison de la Photographie, where there was a great Martin Parr exhibition; the LAM, Musée de l'art modern, l'art contemporaine et l'art brut in Villeneuve-d'Ascq & La Piscine, in Roubaix, one of the most amazing spaces for a museum I've seen.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sometimes / Coincidencias

I inhale great draughts of space,
The east and the west are mine, and the north and the south are mine.

I am larger, better than I thought,
I did not know I held so much goodness.

All seems beautiful to me...
Song of the Open Road
Walt Whitman.