Archive for May, 2011

~undisguised and naked: poet pin-up~

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

“Somebody once called it a sauce-pan—said I wore sauce-pan hats.” Happy birthday to Walt Whitman, self-described “American, one of the roughs, a kosmos, disorderly, fleshly, and sensual, no sentimentalist, no stander above men or women or apart from them, no more modest than immodest,” otherwise known as the man with the sauce-pan hat. Treat yourself […]

~of vittles & vistas~

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

The kids have been rather nose-to-the-grindstone of late, but a couple out-of-town guests and need to look up from the screen from time to time have provided a few moments of frivolity. Above is the Cliff House–burned and rebuilt twice–where we saw two whales over french toast. Blowing water! Below is the Camera Obscura view […]

~paris flaneurisme by day~

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

~paris flaneurisme by night~

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

~le cabinet curiosités de Bonnier de la Mosson~

Friday, May 6th, 2011

We visited (what remains of) the splendid 18th Century Cabinet of Curiosities of Bonnier de la Mosson, at the Bibliotèque of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle. Considered by many the richest and most imaginative French cabinet of the early eighteenth century, this curiosity cabinet was housed in the hôtel particulier, as the city residences of aristocrats […]

~musée albert-kahn~

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Back in Paris we spent much of our time flaneuring, but did spend an afternoon viewing the ethnographic archive at the Albert Kahn Museum and gardens. You can see the autochromes commissioned by philanthropist Kahn from some 50 photographers sent around the world here. The project was abandoned when the crash of 1929 brought his […]

~alps (or: your own/personal/tom tom)~

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

~villa pagoda~

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

We spent a night at beloved Hotel Villa Pagoda.

~necking in nervi~

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Many moons ago discovered and a long overdue return. Genoa shows off it’s best crumbling villas, creeping plant life and croaking frogs. Plus the Ligurian puddle!

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