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Today—No Picture

Given the damned depressing hole we have dug for ourselves, I offer this quotation from Joyce Cary's The Horse's Mouth, 1944:

“For the people is just as big a danger as the government. I mean, if you let it get on your mind. Because there’s more of it. More and worse and bigger and emptier and stupider. One man is a living soul, but two men are an indiarubber milking machine for a beer engine, and three men are noises off and four men are an asylum for cretins and five men are a committee and twenty-five are a meeting, and after that you get to the mummy-house at the British Museum, and the Sovereign People and Common Humanity and the Average and the Public and the Majority and the Life Force and Statistics and the Economic Man, brainless, eyeless, wicked spawn of the universal toad sitting in the black bloody ditch of eternal night and croaking for its mate which is the spectre of Hell.”

13.2.20


L'Ecole des Filles, Paris

This is a school for girls in the 9th arrondissement. The fading stencil on the bricks says "Don't be a sheep".

In the news now, French writer and pedophile Gabriel Matzneff is being brought to trial for stalking teenage girls outside schools in Paris.

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Prague, Czech Republic, 13 October 2011



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Always something worthy to look at in bookshops, even if you don't understand the language.

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Jugendstil_Owls

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detail of above

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Dancing House, Prague, 2011

Dancing House, 1945/2010 [Wikipedia]

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The Exacompta factory, located in Paris at 138 quai de Jemmapes, along the canal Saint-Martin, in the former power station of the Compagnie Parisienne de l'Air Compressed, built in 1895.

[from the Web]


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Museum Impediments, Obstacles, and Admonitions


Then the guard said "No Photography Permitted"

Then the guard said "No Photography Permitted"


Then the guard said "No Photography Permitted"


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Mairie du 5ème arrondissement

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Egon Schiele—Small Tree in Late Autumn

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Departing Seattle for Europe, 2011

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Seattle, 23 December 2019

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From a Flea Market in Florence

As we advance in our years (I am on the cusp of three-quarters of a century old) and surrounded by these acquisitions of great merit and personal value, I am left with the singular question of what do I do with all this shit?

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Holy Water — deliver in bulk

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