Friday, January 20, 2012


Here is a picture outside and a picture inside our apartment in Rome. Most importantly I changed the language of the blog to English for easier reading and interacting.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dijon - Musee Des Beaux Arts

Dijon has a great Museum of Fine Arts. The art is pretty cool, but it's made even better because it's free. We made two separate trips there in one day. The Medieval art section was really cool. My favorite part of that era is to see the strange creatures that are always lurking in the background and the faces that people have. People have done some crazy things in the name of religion, but this is the good kind of crazy.

On our way up the oddly angled steps to the Modern Art area. Pictures get kind of blurry here. Probably because I was trying to sneak the photos past the security guards. Though I'm not sure if they were even forbidden.

Felix Ziem

Eugene Delacroix - Study of a Greek Officer

Leon Bonnat - An Arab Taking a Thorn Out of His Foot

The Contemporary Modern stuff was a little less impressive but still worth a look.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


I've got some updates lined up for the next few days. This was a trip that Emily and I took to Dijon for two nights. One of the most important things we learned about Dijon is that most Dijon mustard is not made in Dijon. Canada is actually a big Dijon mustard producer. Luckily we found this out early on before we emptied our pockets at one of the stalls with umpteen varieties of the stuff.

The Christmas lights were in full swing.

It was a foggy first night which gave the lights a nice glow.

There must be some pun to "Bagel Stories" I'm not getting.

Snow machines running all night.

Ghost of the Dijon Cathedral

Very expensive cameras.

Somebody was not into the idols on this portal. Couldn't find out anymore info on it though.

Many of the big Cathedrals in France were built on top of prior Ancient Roman places of worship. This is one such place that was recently excavated.

My newfound love for Tin Tin and longstanding love for Fine Art almost had me spending way too much money on this poster.

An excellent Japanese dinner at Aki.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Sparse Paris Post

I took a trip to Paris with some friends during my week long break at the end of October. I didn't take many interesting or orginal photos. I spend most of my time in Paris wondering what it was like in the past. So, here are some present and past photos.

Palais du Luxembourg


Notre Dame de Paris

17th Century

Cafe Les Deux Magots
Simone de Beauvoir, 1944

Cafe De Flore
Sartre, 1945

Place de la Concorde and the Eifel Tower
Date Unknown

Line for the Diane Arbus exhibit at Jeu de Paume.  It was great.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Cathedral

The Bourges Cathedral is impressive for a few reasons. The simplicity of design, stained glass(some of which is still intact from the 13th century), and the sheer size of it set it apart from most other cathedrals in France. These are mostly photos of the windows which are great. Congratulations if you can read it like a visual bible. I just think it looks cool.
Medieval Cubism

Let's see how that looks when we throw a flash on it.


Guess which people were sinners.