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Fish market on Marseille's "Vieux Port"

Fish market on Marseille’s « Vieux Port »

Which other can metropole boast an authentic fish market most mornings of the year, bang in the middle of town? We follow Jose Potier, epicurean, and owner of « Rhizome, Les racines du gout », a high end epicerie in glamorous Endoume.    
Onzoute @ Alexandre Motte's gallery. L'invitation au voyage. Dinard

Onzoute @ Alexandre Motte’s gallery. L’invitation au voyage. Dinard

If you are wondering where you should be on August 11th, the answer is simple: Dinard. This is already the 18th edition of this event, imagined by Alexandre Motte, which sees all art galeries open their doors until late (sometimes very, very late..) and in a festive mood. With his never ending imagination and gift...
Ireland postcard

Ireland postcard

The greenery, the old stone, all the cliches are there, it’s just a matter of reflex to manage to get them in-between downpours of rain 😉 …. effectively escaping Lucifer!!     
Dublin Postcard

Dublin Postcard

Will spare you the coloured doors, let’s instead head up to Trinity college, home of the book of Kells        And also to some contemporary art National Gallery   Street art, the Dublin way, on walls, but also son some unexpected supports  
Venice Biennale, part 2: Giardino

Venice Biennale, part 2: Giardino

  German pavilion: making heimat, Germany, arrival country. Four large openings where made in the German pavilion to signify Germany’s openness towards refugees: the German pavilion will be literally opened for the duration of the Biennale (the Venice monument preservation board having accepted the opening for that duration).  The exhibition analyses the condition for making Heimat,...
Portrait Gallery, London

Portrait Gallery, London

A friend took me to the quintessence of Britishness that is the Portrait gallery. It starts off with just royalties, but then expands to personalities of the political, scientific and art world, so does get more interesting as time goes by. My favourite English writers Jane Austen and Emily Bronte are brilliantly absent, but then...
Francis Towne's watercolour of Rome @ British museum

Francis Towne’s watercolour of Rome @ British museum

Just back from Rome, so that was a perfect match ;-)… Francis Towne painted them in 1780-1781, but many do still look very familiar in the eternal town…      
Il tre stance, Firenze

Il tre stance, Firenze

This kind of place is simply unique and hard to describe, but suffice to say that we won’t look further when staying in Florence. The property is a palazzo, with immensely high ceilings, meters from the Duomo. The interior has been considerately refurbished, leaving the traces of original stucco and furnished with antique or vintage furniture:...
Siena, Montepulciano and Firenze postcard

Siena, Montepulciano and Firenze postcard

Siena, a few days before the Palio, with the funny lamps and the flags to the colours of each neighbourhood, and the rings on the walls waiting for their horses.. Montepulciano    Firenze            
Francesca's flat in Venice

Francesca’s flat in Venice

Found Francesca’s flat on Airbnb, and staying there was fabulous as not only is it ideally central, but also does it makes you feel like a local for a few days: shopping for groceries at the Rialto market, and being awaken by the gondolieri’s song was as atmospheric as sipping Prosecco on the shaded terrace...
Verona, Trento, Venice, Rome postcard

Verona, Trento, Venice, Rome postcard

Verona    Trento    Venice     On  St Giorggio, The Glass tea house Mondrian by Hiroshi Sugimoto @ Le stance del vetro, more info here Part of the « Together » exhibition by Jaume Piensa for the 2015 Art Biennale, at San Giorgio Maggiore, luckily left on loan by Jaume Piensa to the monastic community  for the...
Angkor, citée Khmer: the (extended) postcard

Angkor, citée Khmer: the (extended) postcard

Preah Ko Banteay Srei Angkor Vat Angkor Thom Bayon Ta Prohm Preah Khan