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The Man with a Question
July 19, 2006
A few early stars are already shimmering in the abyssal-blue Eastern sky, while to the west the ashes of a stunning sunset still glow within a distant high altitude cloud layer. It’s a cool night in Vancouver. The man with a question walks at a brisk pace, irregularly stopping to setup a tripod and take snapshots of the fascinating city around him. With each picture, a question mark. Trying to understand the world a little better through a never-ending series of still i...
14 juillet - The Zidanie rebounds once more ~
July 14, 2006
You'd better believe it. Here's the latest from FIFA, where people have apparently decided that the beast cannot yet be put to rest. It seems the whole story might take another stunning turn...En tout cas, bonne fête des pharmaciens à tous et toutes! )frenchQuoi?, Ben oui, aujourd'hui on célèbre la prise de la pastille, non? ;-) ...
My last "Zidanie" post ~
July 13, 2006
Updated July 13thWhat a saga! Some are calling him a villain and want to crucify him, for others he's just a fool, and yet the vast majority seems to sympathize. Zidane was one of the best, the stuff of legends, and idols die hard. The Pravda has gone as far as saying: "Seul un héros épique, un titan, un Hercule pouvait partir comme ça." (French translation of the Russian text found somewhere on the web) !In a series of inconclusive interviews, he apologized to...
In the News these Days
• France lost the World Cup to Italy yesterday in a penalty shoot out, a very disappointing outcome to a game I saw as mostly dominated by the French. But something most incredible happened towards the end and cursed their team: Zidane lost his cool and, for a reason so far unknown, head butted an Italian defender in the chest. He was red-carded and his exit from the field marked, in my opinion, the beginning of the end. Why he would do that remains a mystery. I understand ...
Urban transparency ~
July 9, 2006
1500 meters above sea level. 20 km from Vancouver. 360 degrees of unobstructed magnificent view. I was sitting up high on a ridge next to a granite tower called the West Lion, resting. Hiking up from Lions Bay, I'd had over three hours to reflect on the contrast between the city and up there.Since leaving the main road, I’d had the singular sensation that Mother Nature was dutifully looking at me. I had become an integral part of the landscape and my presence there hadn't...
The hunter ~
July 7, 2006
I know this is a bit redundant since I just added two of these photos to the Black & White gallery; but I really like them and wanted to explain what they are. The sequence was taken from the Seawall, near Siwash Rock, while waiting for the July 1st fireworks. Of course, I used a tripod and exposed for 6 to 8 seconds at max. aperture and a 50 ASA setting, with my dear G3. The local time was around 10:15 pm, or about an hour after sunset. It's amazing how much light a lo...
The new Black & White gallery is up ~
July 5, 2006
Featuring Lightbox JS v.2.02 as a slideshow script and the OpenCube Infinite Menus, the new gallery is a collection of black & white photographs of various origin and age. Some are from Vancouver and have been featured on the blog, others are older, and others yet were even taken originally as colour photographs. I've worked hard to solve a few browser compatibility issues with my page design, but Mac's behaviour is - as usual - unknown. I'd appreciate any feedback from...
First of July fireworks
July 3, 2006
Long week-end. National holiday. Postcard-perfect weather. Sunny skies, happy people. Warm evenings. Street festivals. It’s all flashing before my eyes as I observe and take part simultaneously.Last night, Saturday night, I took a slow bike ride around False Creek. I watched the sun go down slowly in a cloudless sky. The Seawall was alive, people strolling everywhere, enjoying summer and the Canada Day celebrations.When I got a little beyond Siwash Rock, just before the Lio...
France defeats Brazil on Canada Day ~
July 2, 2006
There were a lot of very sad Brazilian students in the Vancouver streets today, after their team lost to France 0-1 in the FIFA World Cup. I'm not one to praise commercial sports too much, but still, as Numérobis would say, "Ça fait plaisir." France advances to the semi-finals and will play against Portugal. They seem to have found a new rhythm and have definitely regained the full support of their fans. Good for them. I totally enjoy the World Cup because it’s the one...