venerdì 30 ottobre 2009

White dresses

A friend of mine told me those flowers reminded her medieval dresses:

They remind me the clothes of whirling dervishes, the centre of the flower being their hats:

and the fuzziness of the picture (due to the wind moving the flower) somehow simulates the dance of the dervishes.
I shall soon post some sufi music for those who like it.

mercoledì 28 ottobre 2009

Toghe rosse

"Se le nostre toghe sono rosse, lo sono per il sangue versato dai magistrati che hanno pagato con la vita la difesa della legalità e dei valori costituzionali, a cominciare da Falcone e Borsellino"
Alfredo Lobredo
La Repubblica

Old cars in an old castle

This was the oldest car in the “balade du vieux château” we had here in Farciennes, not so far from my home…
A few people for whom cars are more an art than an every day competition.
And there enthusiasm seems to be contagious as the spectators really enjoyed to see those old cars: even the youngest ones whose grand-parents were not born yet when this car was built.
Da Cars

lunedì 26 ottobre 2009


This Ferrari reminds me the one that the famous Magnum used to drive… even if it not the same one, it has the same age.

And this old Jaguar in the background would be a perfect car for Higgins…

mercoledì 21 ottobre 2009

martedì 13 ottobre 2009


Italians, journalist Beppe Severgnini told me, "were afraid of their own bravery." They were also afraid of chaos, and in a country that has had, on average, a different government every year for the past six decades, Berlusconi, a familiar figure for many years, has come to represent a kind of stability.

La Dolce Berlusconi
By Anne Applebaum
So funny, this is exactly what was often said to explain why the talebans were so successful in Afghanistan: they gave people some stability after so many years of war…

venerdì 9 ottobre 2009

giovedì 8 ottobre 2009

Le Parc is back

Last monday our cinema, Le Parc, finally reopened after more than 3 months of hard work: new colours, new seats, new light. Even if the light is not perfect: good enough when it is switched off during the movie but too dark during debates.
First monday of the month, a classical movie on the menu: Blow up by Antonioni. There were quiet a lot of people indeed.
Last night it was the first new cine-club: less people for the movie, probably because a small french movie is not as fashionable than Antonioni… And even less people for the after-movie debate.
Our animateur Emile was there to talk about both movies with the same pleasure though.
So if you come in our city, don’t miss this cinema: one of the most artistically active cinema of Belgium.
I’ll try to take pictures of future events and share them with you.

mercoledì 7 ottobre 2009

Sauvé des eaux

After this forced bath…
And already sitting in the bishop’s seat.
Αχ, τι κόκκινα μάγουλα…

lunedì 5 ottobre 2009

Never without my doudou, tutu &c.

Even Oui-oui was there on the candle.
And a hidden gendarme: you can see his hand though.
Anything for Νικόλα not to feel alone.
Or to fight the malocchio/μάτιασμα?

venerdì 2 ottobre 2009

giovedì 1 ottobre 2009


En dépit de ce qui peut les séparer, toutes les démagogies se rejoignent dans le choix des moyens.

Claude Julien,
Le Monde diplomatique,
juillet 1987


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