Dec 22, 2014

street life // london


london, england.

musique du lundi - monday music (alt j ∆)

il y a quelques semaines j'ai acheté le nouvel (2ème) album de alt j : this is all yours. il est excellent, et je conseille la très belle édition vinyle.

a few weeks ago, i bought the new (2nd) alt j album: this is all yours. it's excellent, and i recommend the beautiful vinyl edition. 

 j'ai eu du mal à regarder cette vidéo, tellement j'avais mal pour le type.

i had trouble watching this video, i was hurting for the guy.



dans celle-ci, attention, présence de chat, ce qui pourrait en attendrir certains (dont moi).

in this one, watch out for the cute kitty, it could soften some (myself incl.) .



bon alt j (∆), c'est le hipster poussé à son paroxysme, mais c'est tellement bien !

ok alt j (∆), is paroxystic hipster, but oh so good!


Dec 21, 2014

xmas decorations // london


i'm a no bright color no glitter kind of person, at least most of the time. some will say boring. except for flowers and stripes, i find most prints too much. the same with the holiday season. so no wonder i was really into these street decorations in london. plain, white, yet pretty effective. and maybe they don't need so many colors to ornate the city, because everything is not grey, and also because people are not afraid to dress in an original (or outrageous way). many many many santas of all sorts on the streets this weekend...



london, england.

Dec 20, 2014

musique du lundi - monday music (pixies)


youpi c'est samedi ! c'est pixies !

woohoo it's saturday and it's pixies!

bells // dunkerque





beffroi, dunkerque.

i really wanted to see the bells inside the beffroi (belfry?). but to do so, i had to stand on a floor made of metal grids at the top of the tower. basically as transparent as a glass one. because i have fear of height, this was making me queasy and dizzy and suffocating (as a jimmy stewart/scottie ferguson in vertigo). so, those are the pictures i took under those circumstances...

je voulais vraiment voir les cloches du beffroi. mais pour cela, il a fally que je me tienne sur un sol fait de grilles métalliques, en haut de la tour. en fait aussi transparent qu'en sol en verre. parce que j'ai le vertige, je m'y sentais mal à l'aise, j'avais la tête qui tourne, et je suffoquais (tel un james stewart/scottie ferguson dans vertigo). alors ce sont les trois photos que j'ai réussi à prendre étant données les circonstances...

Dec 19, 2014

at the saatchi gallery // london




artwork by richard woods

the saatchi gallery, london, england.

after this summer's exhibition about art from africa and latin america, the saatchi gallery presents a post pop: east meets west exhibition, and it is fantastic. and free. go!

Dec 18, 2014

brick lane // london



i'm still fond of the brick lane / old truman brewery / spitafields market neighborhood. they turned it into a hipster place, with plenty of street food and restaurants and shops, and of course rough trade east. it is borderline too commercial for me (nothing like a mall though), but still is a pleasant visit. moreover my son can't do without a poppies fish and chips and i can't do without a rough trade visit...

j'aime toujours le quartier de brick lane / old truman brewery / spitafield market. c'est devenu branchouille, certes, avec plein de camion vendant de la bouffe, pardon on dit street food, plein de restaurants, de boutiques, et bien sûr rough trade east, mon magasin de disques préféré. c'est vraiment limite trop commercial pour moi (mais loin d'un centre commercial quand-même), mais c'est quand même une visite toujours agréable. de plus, mon fils ne peut se passer du fish and chips de poppies et je ne peux me passer d'une visite à rough trade...




london, england.

Dec 17, 2014

at harrods // london


london, england.

this winter, blue is the color theme of the holiday decorations in harrods' windows...