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Friday, 15 January 2016
Snow today

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There was an absence of snow in the Alps this season (and last) but fortunately I am at the European resort with the third most snow. It’s just pretty cold, and in the morning it was foggy on the mountain. 

Posted by bigblue on 15/01/2016 at 05:29 PM
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Monday, 14 December 2015
Ai Weiwei

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The above sculpture is known as Tree, and is by the artist Ai Weiwei.

According to a nearby plaque:

Tree comprises structures made from sections of dead trees collected on the mountains of Southern China. Over several months, these disparate parts were pieced together in Ai’s studio in Beijing to create the eight ‘complete’ trees seen here. These artificial constructions have been interpeoples  as a commentary on the way in which geographically and culturally diverse peoples have been brought together to form ‘One China’ in a state-sponsored policy aiming at protecting and promoting China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The exhibition at the Royal Academy in London is now closed.

Posted by bigblue on 14/12/2015 at 02:53 PM
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Tuesday, 08 December 2015
Westminster Cathedral

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Is looking fine in the December dusk today. Link.

Posted by bigblue on 08/12/2015 at 05:29 PM
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Saturday, 05 December 2015
London

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Enjoying the Christmas buzz and markets around here, especially with the wafting aromas of glühwein.

Posted by bigblue on 05/12/2015 at 02:20 PM
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Wednesday, 02 December 2015
A dull day

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Another of those grey days in Nanterre today.

Posted by bigblue on 02/12/2015 at 07:44 PM
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Tuesday, 01 December 2015
The future of the planet is on the march

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And our shoes will/will not march for us.

Posted by bigblue on 01/12/2015 at 10:52 PM
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Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Buralists

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I stumbled on this room in my hotel Last night,  laid out for a training session today. But what subject are they training? I read “burialist” and pictured the person who operates the shovel in a cemetery. However it turns out these are the people who sell cigarettes: tobacconists.

Posted by bigblue on 17/03/2015 at 06:40 AM
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Wednesday, 04 February 2015
Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

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I’m standing looking at this modern church on a cold but sunny day in Paris. You can read about this church, which was built on the site of a prison, [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Vincent-de-Paul,_Paris]here [/here].

Posted by bigblue on 04/02/2015 at 02:15 PM
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