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Random musings about photography, watercolours, my surroundings, life, philosophy and planet Earth

Girl with Balloon in Arcueil

Everyone knows “Girl with Balloon”, the archetypal Banksy stencil mural. Girl with Balloon or Love is where the bins are This version of “Girl with Balloon” is not set for self-destruction and cannot be shredded. When the household in Arcueil, a wee suburban town not far from where we live, is taking out the bins it can however be renamed “Love is near the bins”. Banksy should not be able to sue the authors of this meme for I doubt […]

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River Eure in Chartres

River Eure in Chartres – June 2021  

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The sculptor who gives life to bronzes and marbles

Michel Bassompierre is a French sculptor. His website describes him as “the animal sculptor who gives life to bronzes and marbles.” He is also a geek — I’m not pulling his leg, I’m a lot more than a geek too —  with a knack for Instagram although his birthdate wouldn’t identify him as the ideal target for that platform. He dedicated his life and art, by creating likenesses of endangered species like this larger-than-life gorilla. The reflections on the statue […]

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