Apr 09, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Jaume Plensa at city hall

Bordeaux, France, taken on August 23, 2013

The artwork of Jaume Plensa was being exhibited at various locations in Bordeaux a few years ago and while I didn’t know how to appreciate some of the pieces, the one outside the city hall was one of the few ones that I liked. You might not be able to see them clearly, but there are two gigantic heads facing each other in front of the main entrance. I wonder if they’re still there…

Mar 18, 2016 – [Friday] Patterns: Pont de Pierre

Bordeaux, France, taken on October 9, 2010

Upon arriving in elegant Bordeaux for the first time 5.5 years ago, one of the first things to do was to, of course, capture an obligatory photo of an elegant tram crossing the elegant Pont de Pierre – literally “Stone Bridge” or “Peter’s Bridge”. Symmetry is beautiful!

Feb 29, 2016 – [Monday] Anything Goes: Leap

Bordeaux, France, taken on July 17, 2011

Today is February 29th, a day that only occurs in a leap year. An ordinary day, but the leap year reminded of me a very special leap. It was one of the happiest times of my life with some of my favourite people at that time. The boys joyfully lept across the road as if dancing on piano keys, remarked a friend. Those were the days of freedom in Bordeaux, but how times and relationships have changed…

Feb 15, 2016 – [Monday] Anything Goes: Hippo

Bordeaux, France, taken on October 28, 2012

I’m bringing back the “Anything Goes!” theme because there are too many interesting photos that don’t fit in the other themes, and because “The Places I Called Home” has ended with my final photo of Glasgow, my current home. For the longest time I’ve had a strange liking for hippos, maybe because of how cute they look when cartoonized. Yes, yes, I know they are one of the most dangerous animals in the world, but how could you resist Mr.Hippo’s invitation for a hug right outside the Hippopotamus restaurant? I was eating at that time but how I wanted to dash over and give him a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig hug!