Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Before we leave Africa for another continent, I'd like to take you on a stroll to the west African coast, to Ziguinchor, a fisherman's village in Senegal along the Casamance River. This was my final stop before sailing across the Atlantic. As I wouldn't want to be seen with a camera, never the best way to meet people, I took very few photographs and illustrated my travel book with watercolors instead. I had a gold coin around my neck in case I found something truly beautiful to exchange for instead of bank notes which I got robbed of anyway while painting on the market. Properly stripped, I sailed to South America and landed there as pennyless as a newborn.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Christian Louboutin, Luxor. Part 2 To have a simple house in the Valley of the Kings sounds very grand to me...the true luxury lies in its simplicity, the warm air, the quality of the light and of course the imposing and sacred neighborhood... In my view, this story should be part of the "Flamboyant" book...do YOU agree ?
Monday, November 23, 2009
Christian Louboutin, the famous shoe designer, has a house in Luxor, on the west bank, in the Valley of the kings. His closest neighbor is Ramses III, or rather his mortuary temple Medinet Abu. In this part of Egypt, everything and everybody are of an arresting beauty. In the very heart of immortality, there is no space for mediocrity. Chez Christian Louboutin, Luxor. Part 1