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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Gotcha
July 24, 2008
Six months ago today was the happiest day of my eventful life. How time flies. The road at our feet still stretches to infinity, winding and in turn obscured by shadows or glowing in the warm afternoon sun, but it will never again be lonely. Gotcha indeed. :-)"It was a lovely day of breaking the rules, of throwing preconceived ideas into the wind, of going back to the source, of shaving the unnecessary, of looking deep inside instead of out, of holding a single hand ra...
The Good ol' Days
I'm obviously not the only one obsessed with fish and islands. These were graciously offered by Craig Gronlund. They are a few years old and were shot in the Cayman Islands, back in the Paradise Divers days. Some things - and places - will hopefully never change. Thanks Craig!...
14 juillet
July 14, 2008
219 years ago, heads were about to roll in France. They had before and would roll again. Often. Such is the hideous face of our history.On the 14th of July, 1789, the prison and armory of Paris, la Bastille, under assault by a mob composed of citizens of Paris and eventually joined by some mutinous National Guards, finally fell. Monarchy was about to collapse. It was the beginning of the French Revolution. A little over a month later, a document would be ratified that was ...
Dancing on walls
July 13, 2008
They think out of the box. They have guts, grace and trust their lines. Where we see a wall they have a playground. A window becomes a challenge, the sidewalk a parterre. They are the Aeriosa Dance Society. For some reason, as I watched them perform on the walls of the Vancouver Public Library last night, I kept thinking about Tolkien and the Elves.Maybe it was the light. Maybe it was the slightly surreal evolution of the human spiders, bouncing off their own tilted horizon...
Beat It! (Running with Music)
July 11, 2008
After careful analysis of my many cramps, side aches, crashes, morale low's, mood swings, mediocre results, motivation deprivation and various other technical factors, I've concluded that: I run more often in my head than out there; I run faster if I have something in the oven; I run much better to music and even better to certain specific beats. Granted, I've known all that instinctively for a long time; but it's now scientifically backed up by over three years of...
Magnificent!
July 10, 2008
This will be a surprise slide show, unless you are already familiar with 66 Square Feet. My post is merely meant as an echo, because I like to pile up beauty in here until it finally tints my soul. Let's just say that these amazing close-ups were taken by a magnificent photographer, with a superb little camera and a killer instinct. What else? Oh yeah, on a gorgeous terrace and in the probable company of a very, very noble black cat. The link is below. Treat yourself. I li...
I must be dreaming
July 8, 2008
Today a glance at the Weather Network left me in shock. Such a perfect forecast is a rare sight. I feel bad for reporting our luck while over on the Eastern Seaboard everyone is overcooking, but the flip side is that Vancouver will get a million days of rain in a just few months.In the meantime, next week-end should be perfect for a Grouse - Lynn Creek or Lynn - Deep Cove trail run, and even better for watching some aerial dancing. And maybe I'll finally pay the beluguita a...
Flan pâtissier - Update
July 6, 2008
Bon, 'faut pas craquer, je m'applique. Having not yet achieved the results I was hoping for, which would be nothing short of "divine perfection", I am still regularly experimenting with le flan. Here's the updated recipe. See also [[Flan pâtissier - 1er essai]] for the initial results and full length cooking drama.The dough hasn't changed much, but the quantities are now reflecting an overwhelming North American tendency to use the dreaded "cup" as a me...
July 1st, Canada Night
July 5, 2008
[2:00 pm prelude. Don't look at the pictures yet.] It's hot. I don't do the beach thing too often but after writing my epiphany of bitching and highlighting the fact I live on the water, I figured I might as well take myself seriously and cross the street over to summerland. Don't they say that life is a beach and then you dive? Of course, today being the first of July, I'm not alone here. However so far the crowds haven't given me the creeps. The day is warm and slightly h...
Life and death in the ocean - Or was it the Vancouver Aquarium?
July 4, 2008
After reading a post over at Des orques dans la brume, I have been keeping an eye on the health of our newborn beluga calf at the Vancouver Aquarium. Qila, the mother, is a first-timer, which always increases the risks. When the calf got sick last week, everyone took a deep breath. Having now mostly recovered, the two-week-old cutie is playfully swimming around her tank; updates are posted here and the mother and calf can be watched live on the beluga cam. Cute!But just as ...
Browser trends - Firefox going strong
June 30, 2008
Less than 2 weeks ago, Mozilla released its latest marvel, Firefox 3. The new browser is sleeker than most and includes exciting new features like the Smart Location Bar and Color Management support. However an exhaustive list of all the cool features would take pages and I'll leave it up to you to do your research. One thing I can tell you: if and when you switch to Firefox, you won't come back, even if only because of its fantastic add-on architecture.I've been having fun...