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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
a Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

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...
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...