Winter Adventures in Warm Temperatures.


In clock-wise direction:

  • Fort Myers, Florida, Unites States of America
  • Lima, Peru
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Countryside – drive between Cusco and Puno
  • Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca, Peru

A little Haiku:

Hot, warm, and humid

But mesmerized by the clouds

Unlike London fog

All photos taken by the GoPro HERO4.

Simple Fact about AIRPORT MORNINGS (and tales of travels):

Simple Fact about MORNINGS (and tales of travels):

I love eating breakfast at the airport. Why you might ask? Well, it’s quite simple, I love arriving at the airport extremely early to ensure that I have plenty of time and will not be stressed. And then, after checking in, getting my boarding pass, checking-in my bag, and passing airport security… I can finally plop down on a chair in a café or restaurant and leisurely wait for my plane to start boarding. The airport food is always better than the plane food, so I always stock up on calories for the journey. Plus, once you’re inside the terminals, you no longer have the giant bags and the opportunities to people watch are endless (businessmen, lovers, families, school trips, groups of foreign friends… you name it, Heathrow has it wandering around Terminal 2). But for me, the ultimate enjoyment originates from the peace of mind that comes from tranquilly waiting to board. I’ve already passed every hoop from packing to getting to the airport without 10 ml of liquids in your carry-on. I’ve never understood people who always arrive just before their flight. Aren’t you going to pass out from the stress of crossing an international border or the prospect of missing your thousand-dollar flight? But I guess people are different in their approaches to time management. Some don’t like waiting around, others don’t like last minute running through Gates B11-B34. I personally ALWAYS chose to enjoy my coffee and croissant with an hour and a half to spare; all while watching the woman in sweatpants dodge little children in hopes of making her flight (by the way, British Airways to Geneva is in Wing C, not Wing B). But I sigh as there’s nothing I can do to help her at this point… so I return to my latte, that has properly cooled down, to take the first sip of my calm wait for Chicago.

Actors answer: What movie made you cry?

Featured Actors:
Annette Bening
James Franco
Natalie Portman
Michael Douglas
Mila Kunis
Mark Ruffalo
Helena Bonham Carter
Justin Timberlake
Dakota Fanning
Andrew Garfield
Nicole Kidman
Javier Bardem
Melissa Leo
Vincent Cassel
Julianne Moore
Robert Duvall
Jesse Eisenberg
Elle Fanning
Colin Firth

I love the art direction and the editing of this clip for W – made in 2011. I must agree with Justin Timberlake in that the first film to make me cry was Lion King. It got me literally every single time… that is the power of Disney. The most recent film that made me cry was another animated film – the opening sequence of Up. The beautiful montage of Ellie and Carl overlaid with the music of Michael Ginacchino is in my opinion one of the most beautiful and touching moments in cinema. Voila, my love of animation shone through again!

L’oeil de Brassaï et Montmartre…

L'oeil de Brassaï et Montmartre...

On peut conclure que cette photographie de Brassaï est un exemple du romanticisme autour de Paris. La ville a la réputation d’être artistique, belle, chic, et riche. Les photographies de Brassaï monte un Paris qui est parfait – tout qui n’était pas agréable au moment a été omise du cadrage. Mais comme c’est une photographie, le spectateur croit que la ville est exactement comme l’image à cause de processus mécanique de photographie. Cependant, bien que la photographie représente un lieu réel, c’est seulement une seconde de temps avec un cadrage spécifique. Brassaï a une collection de photographies qui ont été prises au bon moment – ils présentent le spectateur avec le meilleur point de vue et éclairage. Mais bien sûr, les images sont un rendu artistique de la réalité, et non pas le processus mécanique que certains associent à la photographie. C’est la même idée avec la vidéo, par exemple, le film Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulin réalisé par Jean-Pierre Jeunet en 2001. Le Paris dans le film est digitalement augmentée pour raviver les couleurs et effacer les graffitis. Et aussi, il n’y a pas de diversité culturelle dans les caractères de fond – intentionnellement. Et d’un point de vue historique, on peut dire que Paris a son image parfaite grâce à rendu artistique –juste prend Brassaï et Jeunet comme les exemples.