Saturday, 27 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Who lives in the apartments that branch off from this staircase with its peeling trompe-l'oeil marble and wood panelling decor?
What are their secrets? Their perversions? Their hidden crimes?
Photo: Annie. Taken through an open doorway in Galerie Vivienne, Paris. Click to enlarge.
Saturday, 13 June 2009
This is the shrine of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris. He looks extremely lifelike but that is because his bones are covered with a generous layer of wax.
It's his expression that fascinates me. What is the secret of his deep contentment? Has he just seen God and all his angels waiting for him at the Gates of Heaven? Is he thinking of something delicious: chocolate, fresh truffles or some forbidden sexual delight?
Click the photograph to enlarge it and tell me what you think.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Miraculously hovering in mid-air in the Church of St. Eustache in Paris, this Madonna and Child is by the gay artists Pierre et Gilles, who are known for suffusing their photographic portraits of saints and sinners with a kind of holy aura. Here, the Virgin is surrounded by wrecked cars and scaffolding that refer to the social housing projects of Paris's troubled banlieus. Her bridal gown is by Christian Lacroix, who has just gone bankrupt. No doubt another sign of the times...
Photo: Annie. Click to enlarge.
Saturday, 6 June 2009
The trial of Amanda Knox in Perugia (Italy) still rumbles on where she and two others stand accused of murdering her housemate Meredith Kercher.
Is she the fresh-faced angel come down to earth - as her friends and family believe - or the scheming, psycho devil girl so reviled by the popular press.
(Hopefully) time will tell...
See also the entry of 18 February 2009