Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
The Groeninge museum and the St. John's Hospital are definitely worth a peek for at least these two inhabitants...
Not to forget the French working during the same period, here is a pearl that stuck in my imagination - the portrait of Agnes Sorel, the king's maitresse, by Jean Fouquet, to be inevitably seen in Antwerpen.
PS - Do you know that all these unearthly-looking creatures had to shave their foreheads in order to follow the fashion of the time and resemble what we know of them - these paintings! I prefer shaving my legs, long live the 21st century...
Monday, July 16, 2007
Musée Quai Branly substituted for the negative surprise. It is a very nice building, i loved most its naturalistic aspect. Nature is successfully integrated into the whole. Maybe the collections are just a repetition of what the old Museum of Man had to offer, but the new setting make it all much more accessible to the general public. And the Tour Eiffel looks beautifully young from its padio. Welcome to the Paris jungle! A definite must on the unending list of Paris' museums.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
We headed to Eldorado, a 500m granite slab over the west end of the GrimselSee dam. As the crowd headed up Motorhead (at least 4 pairs), we turned our attention to Metal Hurlant, a little bit harder alternative. Even here we managed to get off route during the beginning pitches, but did get to the crux arrete 6b through a traverse (photo). Very nice crux that goes through chimney techniques. The top was long and slabby 5a/c pitches. Long time i didn't do that kind of climbing - makes me think of Val di mello. With 2 bolts per pitch, even at 5a i failed to lead, but fun was there anyway.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Here is a link to their music, similar to Varda - and something to be seen in concert, or should i call it a rambling show with Kusturica taste...