“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
“Sous prétexte de gagner un peu de temps distance, de découvrir un nouveau paysage ou – plus hypocrite encore – d’économiser du temps, j’ai entraîné mes proches ou mes amis dans de prétendus raccourcis qui se sont souvent révélés plus longs et plus difficiles voire carrément cauchemardesques. (…) Pour moi, le raccourci, c’est l’aventure et, quoi qu’il advienne, le bonheur.”
L’Immortelle Randonnée, Jean-Christophe Rufin.
Happiness is not a destination …
Photos du 26 septembre. Route des Vins, Turckheim. (cf début du blog – !)
“Compostelle est un pèlerinage bouddhiste. Il délivre des tourments de la pensée et du désir, il ôte toute vanité de l’esprit et toute souffrance du corps, il efface la rigide enveloppe qui entoure les choses et les sépare de notre conscience; il met le moi en résonance avec la nature (…) en partant pour Saint Jacques, je ne cherchais rien et je l’ai trouvé.”
Immortelle randonnée, de Jean Christophe Rufin.
Parce qu’au final la marche c’est cela, c’est s’oublier.
Photos du 19 septembre 2015; Schwarzwald.
Last photo by Paul Weir, who should also have a photo blog
Yesterday was a day full of emotions; today is a little calmer expecially thanks to the sun and it’s relaxing vitamin D. This allowed to me to A. Sunburn and B. Wander along my old photogenic haunts and find some … Continue reading →
Yeah well, I hope you have that song stuck in your head now as well. I want to break free, the sun is shining – unbelievably, it’s the beginning of March and I was studying outside wearing shades – but … Continue reading →
And now that well-known artistic category : various stuff I couldn’t shove into other categories ! Yeah just some pictures I liked. I have a cold now, so I can’t write anything philosophical or poetic or artistic … Continue reading →
Landscape in the broadest sense of the word; ie including cobblestones. Which believe me there are lot’s of in Prague. And it’s pretty amazing to walk up Wenseclas square (or jog, as we did on Christmas morning when it was EMPTY) reminding yourself that just twenty years ago history was happening on these very cobblestones that were making you trip and drop your Christmas market goods.
All taken with my camera, various lenses at various times of the day. Question though : I thought about putting several of these pictures in black and white (because that’s an easy way to make pictures look “arty”) but I just couldn’t do it. Partly because one of the reasons I like these photos is their cold colours, almost monochrome that just scream WinterInTheEast at you. And partly because (expecially for that close close up on the cobblestones) the light is very special, almost orangy and quite warm and saturated (yeah I only realised this after switching back from black and white) expecially for a winter shot. But what’s your advice ? Do photos gain something from being in Black & White ?
Well, we went to Prague for a little under a week as a family this year, instead of staying at home and going Christmas mad. I have to say, it was very enjoyable and almost relaxing. Plus it partly … Continue reading →
Hear the yell, Back to school & ring the bell ( – The White Stripes – ) Short respite from school that is tantalizing. Because I’m surrounded by family and hobbies and yet don’t have much time to dedicate to … Continue reading →