Where there’s a wall, there’s a way

“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop … Continue reading Where there’s a wall, there’s a way

Look Up, Breath, Relax and Let Go!

Do you recognise this walking man ? The “autopilot mode” walk, the stiff neck and the pain in the shoulders from all those hours on his laptop and anxiously checking his messages on his phone?.. If you could zoom in, you would probably see a deep frown line between his eyes. Sounds familiar? Look at the paintings of Gainsbourg and Dylan. Don’t you feel they are staring … Continue reading Look Up, Breath, Relax and Let Go!

Chuuut… Parisian walls have ears!

Paris is a bliss for street artists. Look up, look side ways, even on the roads sometimes.. As we are talking Face today, here is one of my favorite: This ear is signed by Urban Solid, a duo of Italian artists pretty famous in the The Street Art’s third dimension. Even though they are exhibiting in famous International galleries, most of their masterpieces are for free and anyone … Continue reading Chuuut… Parisian walls have ears!

Photo 101: A timeless Asian street

This morning shot could have been taken anywhere in South East Asia. This year, 10 or even 20 years ago. Asia has this fascinating duality: very modern but also very traditional. It takes whatever it likes from the “farang” world, but stays true to its genuine self. At dawn, the monks leave their monastery to shops, houses  and markets where people offer them food in … Continue reading Photo 101: A timeless Asian street

The French word of the day: Mur (to ride in peace and to listen to…)

Live from Paris, for another day before we head to Switzerland.. Here is my take on the weekly photo challenge on Wall (mur): First time I saw a bike embed into a Parisian wall, with the logo Ride In Peace, I thought it was a little memorial for an unlucky rider. Then I saw another one, in another district. And another one..So I did my bit … Continue reading The French word of the day: Mur (to ride in peace and to listen to…)