vendredi 12 septembre 2014

the 9/11 attacks seen from space



Other than the emotional impact of our country being attacked and thousands of our citizens and maybe some friends being killed, the most overwhelming feeling being where I am is one of isolation.” 
“It's horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being destroyed by such willful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche, no matter who you are. And the knowledge that everything will be different than when we launched by the time we land is a little disconcerting.

L'astronaute Frank Culbertson était le seul Américain à ne pas être sur Terre lors des attaques du 11 septembre.
A ce moment-là, il survolait la côte est des Etats Unis et prit cette photo. Et écrivit une lettre, adressée à sa famille et au monde entier.





mercredi 10 septembre 2014

cantina mexicana by taller tiliche



a restaurant in mexico city designed by taller tilicher 

everything seems open and spacious
from the shelves, separating the kitchen and the customers area,
to the concrete floor, making no separation with the outside,
and the windows and doors, a fixed and folding system interacting with the weather.




mardi 9 septembre 2014

sam doyle : the mind's eye




i was quite excited for this exhibition
and then a bit disappointed - only one small room (!?)
but, his colorful and honest paintings are always a great pleasure after all :)


1st photo via lacma
2nd one from my phone



lundi 8 septembre 2014

open road



taken all along the road, in central oregon




vendredi 5 septembre 2014

weekend



looking forward to the weekend


pictures found somewhere on the internet et saved on pinterest
(the 2nd one is from torkil gudnason for mademoiselle magazine in 1984) 



mercredi 3 septembre 2014

huntington gardens



les huntington gardens étaient sur ma 'to-go list' depuis longtemps
(les photos de brian w. ferry et de maria de schorlemädchen en tête)
il ne devait pas faire loin des 40°C
mais finalement, cette chaleur était celle qui s'accommodait le mieux pour déambuler parmi les cactus.