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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Shrinking Wings
August 16, 2006
Le site d’Inspiration Point - Inspo pour les initiés - est situé près de Orem, à quelques 60 km au sud de Salt Lake City. Le décollage s'effectue d'une épaule rocheuse à l'avant de la montagne principale. Vers la droite, donc au nord, la chaîne est traversée par une vallée étroite au fond de laquelle coule la rivière Provo flanquée par une route traversant le parc Uinta National Forest. De l’autre côté de la vallée se dresse le mont Timpanogos, 3500 m. ...
The future of plane travel
August 13, 2006
[Excerpts from Canadian Airports Security Notices] August 9th, 2006 – The Canadian Government has raised the national alert level to red, or Maximum and Transports Canada has decided to restrict liquids and gels aboard aircrafts to match the new US regulations. The Prime Minister Mr. Harper is exempt from this new measure and can also talk on his cell phone during landing and take off. September 11th, 2007 – Transports and Taxes Canada has placed the national air tr...
Anatomy of a Bad Run
August 10, 2006
Chose promise, chose due; here’s the follow up to Anatomy of a Good Run which was fun to write but ended up sounding way too pompous for no reason, especially after the real runner Jenö had left a kind comment. So even though the plan really is to fool myself - and nobody else - into believing that I’m a pretty decent casual runner, I must also fool myself - and nobody else - into thinking that I have an awesome sense of humor. Hence this post. A great bad run alwa...
Anatomy of a Good Run
All cats are grey. Cars are few, most people asleep. The air is cool, streets quiet, the night still young but already committed. It’s almost midnight. It’s the best time to run. So just back from work, I chug down a tall glass of juice, put my running shoes on, my knee brace and my MP3 player on the left arm. Walking briskly up the small hill next door through Clark Park will serve as a warm up. From there, I’ll cross Commercial Drive and head towards Trout Lake for...
A few words, no direction ~
July 31, 2006
Summer has cooled off quite a bit and I'm wearing a light jacket as I sit at the terrace of the Trees Organic Coffee Shop on Granville Street, reading the Lord of the Rings in Spanish. Inside, two guys are jamming live on guitars and a mic. The sky is an angry shade of gray, its clouds blowing in from the southeast. I can see the Diamond Princess' smoke stack at the end of the street. People wander past me, strolling down the city streets in a nonchalant fashion. No matter...
2006 Vancouver Celebration of Light
July 29, 2006
As done before in Cannes when I was a kid, and in Montreal, and probably many other cities, Vancouver holds an annual fireworks competition. It's called the HSBC Celebration of Light and last Wednesday was the opening night, with Italy trying to redeem itself for Materazzi's treachery. ;-) Attempting to avoid the crowds, I opted for a Granville Island observation post, a bad choice as it turns out because the tallest fireworks barely made it up above the Burrard bridge. Bu...
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
July 28, 2006
Just back from the theatre. Rarely do I jump on the computer to write a blog post as soon as I get back home, but… Yeah, I mean except on Fridays and Mondays, and Thursdays and Tuesdays. And on Saturdays too. And on most Wednesdays and Thursdays. Any way. Thanks to Eva at work, I had the opportunity tonight to go see an advance screening of the upcoming movie Little Miss Sunshine. Wow. Arrived with in a bad mood, came this close to giving my ticket away to any one an...
Are we there yet?
Today at Lonsdale Quay, I kindly oriented a trio of Swiss girls towards their Capilano bus and then boldly got on the wrong bus myself, overshooting my #229 by a mere 1. Once onboard #230, I unknowingly headed in the wrong direction, reading the free newspapers one can systematically find at the back of the bus, and didn’t realize my mistake until it was way too late. So I went forward to ask the driver how to best correct my blunder; he turned out to be very helpful. For ...
Kindness ~
July 23, 2006
I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now, as I shall not pass this way again.Stephen Grellet, 1773-1855 e ...
After Lightbox, introducing Greybox ~
July 23, 2006
Well, here's a new toy to play with - I mean for me to play with, most of all. ;-) From now on, once again thanks to the new Web 2.0 standards, the links that appear within my posts will be using the Lightbox-like overlay technique so that you no longer have to reload the blog after checking one of those links out. You can now click on links and have them appear in an overlay window that's fully navigable and then close it to come back to the blog. Note: this serves as a fa...
The colors of Victoria
July 19, 2006
Monday was "Do the tourist thing" day. Courtesy of the fine folks at Landsea Tours, S. and I went for a day excursion to Victoria, the pampered way. Leaving at 8:00 am and returning around 9:30 pm, the full day tour was fun, simple and... free! Victoria is a most colorful and flowered city and even though I'd never want to live there, it always tickles my shutter-itchy fingers. We finally visited the famous Butchart Gardens and were even lucky enough to spot a pod...
To Provoke or React?
Recently reading a post in French by migrating miss lulu where she rightfully expressed puzzlement at hearing Zidane’s speech and the way he sort of justified his move in light of the provocation that preceded, I couldn’t quite agree with her conclusion. I personally don’t think that the initial provocation and the reaction are equally evil, so for a friendly discussion’s sake, here’s my plea. First of all, I must thank FIFA, Zidane, Materazzixm and football a...