The rules are simple:

-Adults can only walk on the defined paths or they get trapped in a box

-Kids can run all over the place games people play...
“Oh, better, no doubt, is a dinner of herbs, 
When seasoned by love, which no rancor disturbs, 
And sweetened by all that is sweetest in life,
Than turbot, bisque, ortolans, eaten with strife” 
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Love Thy Иeighbor!!!
rock bottom...
"lemon bucket" concert of gypsy music and dance. toronto, july 2012 end of a dance....
“If we could truly see ourselves the way others see us we'd disappear on the spot.” 
― Emil Cioran
further conversations with....myself...
speaking klingon while rolling a joint... a modern prayer...
"lemon bucket" concert of gypsy music and dance. toronto, july 2012 tarantella gitana
hangar 18 memories of roswell....
smarter than you think
...(not only) for my EU friends....

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. 
Lao Tzu 
future tense?
*ode to the daily rush to the office ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwHm-zKEAdk ad mortem* festinamus...
Règle d'or : laisser une image incomplète de soi...

Emil Cioran guilty pleasures...
trastevere, roma soap opera
just liked the rhyme but it is Chicago ;-) zhivago in chicago...
workers washing the glass dome of the beijing airport au bout du monde
rickshaws in beijing waiting for fare...
tiananmen square, beijing 20 years after....
i was curious to see if they would turn or stop....they did not! heavenly peace...
my own hunger games...
"press" for autumn!
chinese farmer returning from market
in beijing long way....
montmartre, thank god he did not notice me! le chat noir
urban conflict 

back of St. Louis Vuitton de Toronto ;-)
<a href="500px.com/photo/14374627">500px.com/photo/14374627</a> ...i was here first!!!
and that's how I will end up in hell St. Louis Vuitton de Toronto
rue christine, st germain, paris bonne bouffe
smoke stack at the old distillery in toronto double exposed over rust thick as a brick
will it start? you can write the rest of the story! porca miseria!
who'll stop the rain?
On a cold december morning, the paths are deserted, except for…… this man….He smiles serenely as he slowly writes on the path, in perfect calligraphy, what my interpreter said it was…poetry. He dips the rag tied to the end of the stick in water and slowly moves along. Few feet behind the letters fade and almost vanish frozen in the cold air. I’ve never felt so guilty about taking a shot….

The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. Its Chinese name, YiHeYuan, translates as 'Garden of Nurtured Harmony' or 'Garden for Maintaining Health and Harmony' ephemeral poetry...
street fado
also see: "too much pasta fagioli"
<a href="http://500px.com/photo/8779424">500px.com/photo/8779424</a>

too much grappa!
 gypsy music concert with  "lemon bucket" end of a dance 2
people are running away from church........returning to god! between nothingness and eternity
hong kong air
escher-esque
gypsy dancer at "lemon bucket" concert end of a dance
portraits in jazz 2
portraits in jazz 1
summer flavours
unsolicited wisdom
urban riddle 1
the cohiba was not mine the art critic
straight from the camera hello forest
@@ / @@
irony
just fun times
tea for 2....hundred
irony 1
crise financière au naturel $ vs €
ballooning....
....means a job well done! division of labor....
The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it.
Terry Pratchett
lowest common denominator...
abduction pods
What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self! 
Nathaniel Hawthorne
if walls could talk....
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. 
Stephen Hawking 
improbable...
"Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion!"
Henri Frederic Amiel me - - morph - - - s
prêt-à-porter...
luna lunedda
when it rain...it pours
- umbrella - $1,200 - Louis Vuitton
- t-shirt - $500 - D&G
- silk shorts - $400 - Valentino
- sox - $70 - CK
- shoes $600 - ferragamo sartorial challenges....
....or maybe i was? i don't remember ever taking this picture! i wasn't drunk...
poor guys baking in scorching heat trying to make a coin around the coliseum in rome centurions vs yankees...
Au milieu des mystères
Des misères de Paris. ...pas de souci..
you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to see you

trastevere, rome.... no reservations required.....
"We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance"
Hannah Arendt
lowest common denominator....
headhunter
predictions and a triumph of scientific illiteracy in an Italian court

An Italian court sentenced scientists to jail time for not having a functioning crystal ball ahead of the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila. The arguments of science and reason fell on deaf ears. 

What would Galileo think about this?

image taken in trastevere, rome scientific predictions....
predictions and a triumph of scientific illiteracy in an Italian court

An Italian court sentenced scientists to jail time for not having a functioning crystal ball ahead of the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila. The arguments of science and reason fell on deaf ears. 

What would Galileo think about this?

image taken in trastevere, rome italian law....
bonjour tristesse....
porcelain and gold....
spy who came in from the cold...
the cinderella test...
parking ticket
scan from film body language (french)
les rues de montmartre...scan from film bad luck x 2
lazy arno
cleaning up after halloween ;-) something is rotten in denmark...
homeless guy in trastevere, rome freedom.....and closed doors...
fish talk....
mao? meow?
no one got hurt during the changing of the guards in the forbidden city ;-) ...disobedience...
autumn scars
over 100 different kinds....at the garlic festival in toronto.... a garlic symphony...
...fine herbs and truffles for a perfect omelette ;-) my first nude...
twin A getting ready to kick french ass  in Montreal the duelist.....
i left the lamp in the corner on purpose... honk kong air
the phone that never rang
another phone that never rang....
i think his name is dave but it is in chicago zhivago is back in chicago...
after a 'B' in math, twin alex has to clean the yard ;-) the unbearable lightness of.....hay
endless echoes...
montmartre
...my son had a spectacular fall, 1 second after the shot missed opportunity
how trees die...
Wind & Wuthering
hunting song - the pentangle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqlh6WmAxQ
Oh may I ask you kind sir where you are going?
rock...paper...scissors...
so long m. friks! this is no accident!
just another beautiful day in the park pssst!!!
"It is only by enlarging the scope of one's tastes and one's fantasies, by sacrificing everything to pleasure, that that unfortunate individual called man, thrown despite himself into this sad world, can succeed in gathering a few roses among life's thorns"
Marquis de Sade hedonism
The Absolute Condos is a five-tower glass, concrete and steel development near Mississauga’s town center. With its twisting rhythms resembling the human body, the first Absolute Tower has been nicknamed Marilyn Monroe by the locals. The entire 56-story building rotates by different degrees at different level, which corresponds with sceneries at different height. Unlike the South tower, which gets thinner in the middle as it rises, Absolute North instead gets larger in the middle, which has resulted in some members of the public calling them the "condo couple" with the South Tower being the sexy female and the North Tower the more robust man. marilyn monroe 1
The Absolute Condos is a five-tower glass, concrete and steel development near Mississauga’s town center. With its twisting rhythms resembling the human body, the first Absolute Tower has been nicknamed Marilyn Monroe by the locals. The entire 56-story building rotates by different degrees at different level, which corresponds with sceneries at different height. Unlike the South tower, which gets thinner in the middle as it rises, Absolute North instead gets larger in the middle, which has resulted in some members of the public calling them the "condo couple" with the South Tower being the sexy female and the North Tower the more robust man. marilyn monroe 2
The Absolute Condos is a five-tower glass, concrete and steel development near Mississauga’s town center. With its twisting rhythms resembling the human body, the first Absolute Tower has been nicknamed Marilyn Monroe by the locals. The entire 56-story building rotates by different degrees at different level, which corresponds with sceneries at different height. Unlike the South tower, which gets thinner in the middle as it rises, Absolute North instead gets larger in the middle, which has resulted in some members of the public calling them the "condo couple" with the South Tower being the sexy female and the North Tower the more robust man. marilyn monroe 3
The Absolute Condos is a five-tower glass, concrete and steel development near Mississauga’s town center. With its twisting rhythms resembling the human body, the first Absolute Tower has been nicknamed Marilyn Monroe by the locals. The entire 56-story building rotates by different degrees at different level, which corresponds with sceneries at different height. Unlike the South tower, which gets thinner in the middle as it rises, Absolute North instead gets larger in the middle, which has resulted in some members of the public calling them the "condo couple" with the South Tower being the sexy female and the North Tower the more robust man. marilyn monroe 4
same buildings reflected by an office tower marilyn monroe 5
ice mirrors
the power and the glory
the beaujolais nouveau is out!!!!

"I call upon loud-roaring and revelling Dionysus,
primeval, double-natured, thrice-born, Bacchic lord,
wild, ineffable, secretive, two-horned and two-shaped.
Ivy-covered, bull-faced, warlike, howling, pure,
You take raw flesh, you have feasts, wrapt in foliage, decked with grape clusters.
Resourceful Eubouleus, immortal god sired by Zeus
When he mated with Persephone in unspeakable union.
Hearken to my voice, O blessed one,
and with your fair-girdled nymphs breathe on me in a spirit of perfect agape".

Fani, you take it from here....-) dionysian invocation
when sorry is not enough....
for felix and charlie psst!!! (2)
"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead" barfly (1987)
une leçon d'histoire .... pour les enfants de mes amis français ;-) citta eterna
windows of opportunity....
"You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on."
Dean Martin barfly 2
dog for a day
i drank her pretty

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead" barfly 3
« Mystère. Parole que nous utilisons pour tromper les autres, pour leur faire croire que nous sommes plus profonds qu'eux »
+ x
"The brothels of Argentina served as the womb of tango..."
Jorge Luis Borges

In an article on the history of the tango, based around the "lascivious" nature of the dance and some obviously obscene titles of some tangos, he proposed the theory of tango’s brothel origins. He maintained emphatically throughout his life - arguably one of the major reasons that this theory is accepted by so many - that tango's origins were in the brothels.

In Borge's 1930 biography about Evaristo Carriego, he expands upon the conflicting versions of how tango began, but wrote:
Despite the divergences that I have enumerated and that would be easy to increase by interrogating inhabitants of the cities of La Plata and Rosario, my informants concur on one essential fact: the tango originated in the brothels.
Even as late as 1982, in an interview with the New Orleans Review, he said:
But the tango, the tango in Buenos Aires, as most people have written about it, was evolved in the brothel houses about 1880. And the people don't accept it because they knew whom it came from. tango...
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. 
Aldous Huxley unknown consequences
Never tell a story because it is true: tell it because it is a good story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-XVlrauLxc
ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958)
first snow
urban autopsy
wedding shoot gone wrong
Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking.

Bill Vaughan
women
not a good ending...
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Erick should further elaborate ;) universe interrupted...
Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation... the other eight are unimportant.

Henry Miller
reincarnation...
ºH S º º T !!!!!
on sale
tom waits
"chrismas card from a hooker in minneapolis"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxVo5mjK4eg christmas card from a hooker...to DT
500px greetings
mais où sont les neiges d'antan?
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own. 
Francois de La Rochefoucauld 
vanity
learning from Monsieur Debon there's an app for that...
When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes	

Victor Hugo green words
« Elle flotte, elle hésite : en un mot, elle est femme. »
Jean Racine

"She floats, she hesitates: in one word, she is woman" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEzhRyEQ7-c hesitation...
“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.” 
― Virginia Woolf, Orlando
thoughts in green...
the great escape
in front of the Guess store at the mall ;-) guess who...
Quel secours la religion peut-elle apporter à un croyant déçu par Dieu et le Diable?
E. Cioran between nothingness & eternity (ii)
in a playful mood listening to bill evans ;-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA7q5Jhs1cU further conversation with myself...
X = shoes
Y = purses shopping chromozomes
for some...
...time has no meaning 20XX
...or has anyone seen my dog? the wolf in sheep's clothing...
How do you turn a dishwasher into a snow blower?

Just give her a shovel! ;-)

I know ladies.....I am ready....Bring it on! let it snow....
by the time we figure out how to really live....
...it's too late time...
“As a person, I have to claim my persona as my own. If I don’t, my clone will do it for me.
” 
― Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious it's ok to stop wanting to be an individual..
i forgot to wish everyone a prosperous 2013 ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDkRAymC0WQ money is not evil..
raising teenage boys is not easy...physical exercise after hours on the xbox is mandatory ;-)

neither doll nor boy were harmed during this shoot call of duty: black ops II
Professor G. Spotnowsky explains the principles of the orgasmatron: 
“No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor. ” 
a live demonstration follows first orgasmatron...
slippery side up...
our friend Ian....still searching for true love?

J. S. Bach: Cantata Nº 208, 'Sheep May Safely Graze', BWV 208 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIUCRXMM4pE 
love at first sight in darlington
barfly 3
“Sometimes loneliness makes the loudest noise.” -Aaron Ben-Zeev

the music is for JCB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RnXpycQqZY concrete solitude...
Capturing a bright idea is not easy, first and foremost because I don’t often have one. If I had a lot of bright ideas I would have to wear a lampshade on my head. Yesterday, was different…I reckon a great day, since I had this bright idea on how to capture a bright idea, the results of which I am glad to share with you. just an idea...
It used to take a lot more but now, with age, comes wisdom….I guess?
By the 5th cocktail the chatter stops and the entire universe comes into focus to reveal its innermost secrets…..Oh, wait! Who the fuck dropped a raspberry in my drink?
Big Bang! the 5th...
watch your step in the forest! you never know listen! do you smell something?
skating in april! go figure! go figure...skating
yes....spring will eventually come! the icebreaker...
“OMEN, n. A sign that something will happen if nothing happens.”
 Ambrose Bierce the omen...
i had to do it!....my clones were too indiscrete confidentiality assured...
“She looked like the kind of woman I could fall in love with. Trouble is, she was standing next to the kind of woman I’d like to make love to. 
” 
― Jarod Kintz

Dedicated to Christophe D fatal attraction..
grab a scotch or whatever turns your crank, listen to some good 'ol blues....chill!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVIA1n5ng4Y midnite creep...
The early bird catches the worm.The second mouse gets the cheese flipping the bird...
stupid Canada goose nesting in my backyard ....last year all four eggs were eaten by racoons still waiting for the golden one
An expression used often by people when they notice they screwed something up. Normally used with the word "Fuck" in the same sentence.
Oh Shit! I totally Fucked that up! oh shiT
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.	
 
 Oscar Wilde

www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2MHUpiarUM marriage italian style...
"All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects."― Aldous Huxley, nepenthe?
The bird, the bee, the running child are all the same to the sliding glass door ;-)))) i want a polka dot diaper
Queen Street East, Toronto - better than Vienna ;-) schnitzel queen
a_muse
have a blast everyone! happy monday!

,,,and a loud salut to Christophe! too much pasta fagioli (2)
thank you all for encouraging my drinking habits ;P
scroll up/down, zoom in/out and you'll feel exactly how i felt when taking this picture.. dizzy
single....malt in the city still dizzy...
“Don’t fuck yourself waiting for fair. Understand? 
Listening? 
You will fuck yourself waiting for fair.” 
― Chris Lynch, Freewill
fair?
When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes
Victor Hugo eyes
"La clairvoyance est le seul vice qui rendre libre — libre dans un désert"

"Clairvoyance is the only vice that sets you free - free in a desert"

E. Cioran palm reader
You are not permitted to kill a woman who has wronged you, but nothing forbids you to reflect that she is growing older every minute. You are avenged 1440 times a day.
Ambrose Bierce

Oh boy! let's see who's going to attack first.... 1440 times a day....
the mole...
out of gas...
meatball
Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.  ~Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, "Rock Bottom"
rock bottom...
Tom Waits - www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BNTymuwHM4

They're lining up
To mad dog your tilta whirl
3 shots for a dollar
Win a real live doll
All the lies that you tell
I believed them so well. Take them back
Take them back to your red house
For that fearful leap into the dark
I did my time
In the jail of your arms
Now Ophelia wants to know
Where she should turn
Tell me...what did you do
What did you do the last time?
Why don't you do that
Go on ahead and take this the wrong way
Time's not your friend
Do you cry. Do you pray
Do you wish them away
Do you still leave nothing
But bones in the way
Did you bury the carnival
Lions and all
Excuse me while I sharpen my nails
And just who are you this time?
You look rather tired
(Who drinks from your shoe)
Are you pretending to love
Well I hear that it pays well
How do your pistol and your Bible and your
Sleeping pills go?
Are you still jumping out of windows in expensive clothes?

Well I fell in love
With your sailor's mouth and your wounded eyes
You better get down on the floor
Don't you know this is war
Tell me who are you this time?
Tell me who are you this time? tell me who are you this time?
stand-off at Zaanse Schans
memories of Zaanse Schans
“It's just me throwing myself at you,
romance as usual, us times us,

not lust but moxibustion,
a substance burning close

to the body as possible
without risk of immolation.” 
― Alice Fulton desire
“What if nobody showed up at Armageddon?” 
― C.R. Strahan horsemen of the apocalypse
According to a Public Policy Polling survey, most Americans find lice and colonoscopies more appealing than Capitol Hill.
Ron Fournier 
house of cards (2)
“What hath night to do with sleep?” 
― John Milton, Paradise Lost last night...
could you eat something that stares back at you? ;-) uh-oh!!!
for Roza, Olga and....Laurent;-)

Stupor is the lack of critical cognitive function and level of consciousness wherein a sufferer is almost entirely unresponsive and only responds to base stimuli such as pain. A person is also rigid and mute and only appears to be conscious as the eyes are open and follow surrounding objects (Gelder, Mayou and Geddes 2005) stupor...
kids at a school concert are so cute....but the music is pure hell ;-) concerto in B minor BWV666
$10,000 per body - cement included ;-) cousin vinny's disposal services
yellow for Tatiana ;-) a spring bouquet...
for Stefano to translate: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wATTnJi66zY tarantella del gargano
memories of paris
...i am sorry but my doll just loves the nautical theme and refused to change this is your captain speaking...
Take away the right to say "fuck" and you take away the right to say "fuck the government."  ~Lenny Bruce censorship
...swat! 

playing with a mirror prism built by my kids ....no PS a fly watching me!
some days you are the dog....some days you are the hydrant...happy monday everyone;-) multiple opportunities...
no water under the bridge...
looking for Natalie ;-) window of opportunity
the woman was drunk...really hammered but she kept laughing and  laughing......so:

“Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald happiness is...
short polka dot dresses...heels...bare legs.....because  it’s summer and the memories are just waiting to happen ;-)

one shot through the mirror prism dreaming of yayoi kusama must be summer....
...white doves turn into clouds...is that simple ;-) how clouds are made...
chill out...scotch in hand and let tom waits do the talking! 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEPX1CMPiTA 

Friday left me fumblin' with the blues
And it's hard to win when you always lose
Because the nightspots spend your spirit
Beat your head against the wall
Two dead ends and you've still got to choose

You know the bartenders, they all know my name
And they catch me when I'm pulling up lame
And I'm a pool-shooting-shimmy-shyster shaking my head
When I should be living clean instead

You know, the ladies I've been seeing off and on
Well they spend your love and then they're gone
You can't be lovin' someone who is savage and cruel
Take your love and then they leave on out of town, no they do

Well now fallin' in love is such a breeze
But it's standin' up that's so hard for me
I wanna squeeze you but I'm scared to death I'd break your back
You know your perfume, well it won't let me be

You know the bartenders, all know my name
And they catch me when I'm pulling up lame
And I'm a pool-shooting-shimmy-shyster shaking my head
When I should be living clean instead

Come on baby, let your love light shine
Gotta bury me inside of your fire
Because your eyes are 'enough to blind me
You're like looking at the sun

You gotta whisper tell me I'm the one
Come on and whisper tell me I'm the one
Gotta whisper tell me I'm the one
Come on and whisper tell me I'm the one
fumblin'
trastevere,,,rome crumbling charm
I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them.

Alfred Hitchcock


no title required...
“Well, it's either kiss me or kill me, that's how I see it.” 
― Tom Waits lipscape...
“The men in the room suddenly realized that they did not want to know her better. She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.

And she held her sword, and she smiled like a knife.” 
― Terry Pratchett, Good Omens
starless and bible black...
beijing - forbidden city guarding the throne...
les jardins de luxembourg with a Nikkor 105mm DC a l'ombre de nous...
“There is no such thing as freedom on earth," he said. "Only different kinds of bondages. And comparative bondages. YOU think you are free now because you've escaped from a peculiarly unbreakable kind of bondage. But are you? You love me - THAT'S a bondage.” 
― L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle eco bondage...
....and I cooked it ;-) mary had a little lamb...
three joints/100km ;-) the future of "green" technology...
“He who controls the spice controls the universe.” 
― Frank Herbert, Dune

inspired by Natalie's brilliant style spicy...
Jean-Jacques Rousseau said:
“I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery.”

I say:
"Bullshit" ;-) about freedom...
road rage
...It's 4:58 on Friday afternoon. Do you know where your margarita is? ready to rock & roll...
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
Frank Sinatra summer...with a twist
Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else ;-) a zen moment
a bad trip...
a modern day take on the balcony scene....mobile version ;-)
"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?"
Romeo is smart enough to keep his mouth shut and listen. Finally, he can't resist anymore, and he calls out to her....blah, blah, blah!

Eventually, Romeo and Juliet run out of things to talk about and start babbling just so they don't have to leave each other – kind of a "You hang up," "No, you hang up," deal.

I am sure Milena & Co can do a better one in Lisbon ;-) juliet and romeo...
"Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out till too late that he's been playing with two queens all along".

Terry Pratchett two queens...
“If we could truly see ourselves the way others see us we'd disappear on the spot.” 
― Emil Cioran further conversations with...myself
What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy? - George Orwell escape from casa lisboa...
“The cafe was called Tattoos. The fella who owned it didn't have any tattoos... but we never saw his wife.” 

Karl Pilkington urban camouflage
Wednesdays are like Mondays in the middle of the week!

go back to work!
stop wasting time on 500px....;-) Wednesdays are like Mondays!
“Get busy living or get busy dying.” 

Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption resurrection...
Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF1FeSygeXU

'cause it's the weekend...so crank up the volume, break a bottle or two and ...let Led Zep rock you into oblivion ;-)


(yet another tribute to Natalie's work) physical graffiti
“Scotch whisky is made from barley and the morning dew on angel's nipples.” 
― Warren Ellis happy hour...(single malt edition)
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” ― George Augustus Moore the long way home...(for JCB)
Have a great time CERO and come back soon! ;) CERO's garden...
I am off for the rest of the week and wish everyone great light! tired of bw...
and a bit of reggae to ease yourself into your Monday ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMlHdxiIZ8 stand up
“No! Please! I'll tell you whatever you want to know!" the man yelled. 

"Really?" said Vimes. "What's the orbital velocity of the moon?"

"What?"

"Oh, you'd like something simpler?”

Terry Pratchett street pulse...2.0
I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them.Alfred Hitchcock sunshine on chrome...
“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”  ;-) early bird...
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it.

Andre Maurois difference of opinion....
“She would take him to faraway lands to observe foreign ways, so he could get closer to the strangeness within himself.” 

 Fatema Mernissi, Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood

dedicated to LK ;-) sultan for a night...
a group of young and talented tap dancers (Toronto Rhythmic Initiative)

 
as they say:  a kick in the ass ....is a step forward ;-) a big kick...
“What is my definition of jazz? 'Safe sex of the highest order.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut portraits in jazz...
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” ― Ted Grant shot hand held trying not to touch anything ;-) black in white...
"When I introduce you, I'm gonna say, 'This is a friend of mine.' That means you're a connected guy. Now if I said instead, 'This is a friend of ours', that would mean you a made guy. A Capiche? " Lefty - Donnie Brasco 

shot in little italy, toronto dedicated to Stefano Tiberia ;-) a capiche?...
by the way this is Roma....citta eterna!“For what's the point of breeding children, if each generation does not improve on what went before.” ― Hilary Mantel yo!...the future is like so cool...!
“The problem with Marxism is the proletariat isn’t going to rise up against capitalism and consumerism. The only time they’ll rise up is during a commercial break to either go to the bathroom or grab more beer.
” 
― Jarod Kintz
Again, thinking of Ze, Mario, Bruno, Johnny and what's her name ;-) a marxist conspiracy....
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes 

It really angers me to see this kind of barbaric wire mesh in every big box store.....a bird cemetery on every ceiling :( urban traps...
“We're flying Buzz!  No Woody we're falling in style!”
Toy Story

an amazing tap dance performance..... levitation...
“Life's true face is the skull.” 
― Nikos Kazantzakis

no PS....two in-camera exposures true face...
I think the dialogue goes something like this:
Elmo: : "Jo, you f-ing a-hole....you ate my corn!"
Jo: "I didn't do it, no one saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything Elmo!"
The characters are fictional...you can insert your own;-)))) body language....
“It is always the enemy who started it, even if he was not the first to speak out, he was certainly planning it; and if he was not actually planning it, he was thinking of it; and, if he was not thinking of it, he would have thought of it.” 
― Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power crowds and power
when training for the marathon comes in handy ;-) clear and present danger ;-)
L'amour sans philosopher c'est comme le café très vite passé. Serge Gainsbourg my morning coffee...
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
Elias Canetti deception...
The herd instinct among men makes sheep look like independent thinkers first in line to...nowhere
“There’s no democratic state that’s not compromised to the very core by its part in generating human misery.” 
― Gilles Deleuze

thanks for the brick Jen! another window of opportunity
the other day i was thinking whether pain comes from surrendering or resisting...? not ready for an answer....i slammed the door shut ;-) unanswered questions...
looking for Kevin....in the shadows ;-) imagine the tan lines....
“I'd have wasted a lot of time and trouble before I learned that the best way to take all people, black or white, is to take them for what they think they are, then leave them alone.” ― William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury 

this dude was actually an amazing drummer...banging away at cleverly arranged plastic pails...so I bought him a coffee the sound and the fury...
thanks to JDV now i'am scared of street lamps ;-) big brother watching?

“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.” 
― George Orwell, 1984 today in 1984...
unfolding the city
“How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.” 
― Paulo Coelho, Brida missed opportunity...
“And here's to the blues, the real blues— where there's a hint of hope in every cry of desperation.” 
― David Mutti Clark urban blues...
a street shot for Fouquier (http://500px.com/Fouquier) a great street photographer !!!

"The muscians make it rock but the roadies make it roll!"...from the movie "Roadie" ;-) Lola Bouilliabase...
Den Lille Pige med Svovlstikkerne - do not believe all fairy tales! this is a dangerous pyromaniac waiting to get you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't it great to debunk childhood stories? ;-)))) the little match girl...
at all moments of the day you are either leading or being led.... who's leading who?
this is the anti-Joe shot!....dedicated to a brilliant, spiral-obsessed photographer! ;-) check him out: http://500px.com/joe_avalanzia
for those interested in architecture: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/13/world/asia/china-rock-villa/index.html urban with a twist...
“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so?
There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” 
― Drew Carey urban cocktail...
“The future is uncertain but the end is always near.” 
― Jim Morrison urban blues 2
Hipster - One who possesses tastes, social attitudes, and opinions deemed cool by the cool. (Note: it is no longer recommended that one use the term "cool"; a Hipster would instead say "deck.")

A hipster is someone who is smart enough to talk about philosophy, music, politics, art, etc. with you all day long, but not smart enough to see how big of a tool s/he is. The only sure fire way to tell if someone you're talking to is, in fact, a hipster is to ask them "are you a hipster?". If they respond no, and turn their casette player back on, you can be sure you're dealing with a hipster. \hip-stur\n
“By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by traveling; namely, the strange.” 
― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities wrong side of town...
nothing like sharing a drink, by the fire, on a cool summer night, in the garden..'cause: “What hath night to do with sleep?” 
― John Milton, Paradise Lost fires at midnight...
“Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.” 
― Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening eyes
JRF, I would love to hear your opinion on this: 

It's hard for a masked man to hide behind a mask when he isn't wearing one.” ― Lionel Suggs ;-D meditation...
when galerie voltaire closed down, ginette, the resident cat was rescued by mr. choi. now she speaks korean too and answers to goyang-i or 고양이 ;-)))))) mr. choi's bilingual cat...
"Like all men, he was given hard times to live in."--Jorge Luis Borges 

for the elusive M Friks ;-) vive la legion...
“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril.” 
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray beneath the surface...
“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.” 
― Aldous Huxley

for Laurent on Dog's Day ;-) mr napoleon...
A second modern take on the famous balcony scene on a scorching hot summer day! (scene 1 - http://500px.com/photo/38012216) 
-Oh Juliet, Juliet, where art thou? Juliet is taking a nap and can’t hear Romeo
-Romeo is pissed and tired of serenading ; he decides to chill for a few minutes and lights up a joint ….he leaves disgusted and falls off his bike in the next scene…. romeo and (no) juliet
Hansel and Gretel had a rough childhood…abandoned in the woods by their parents, they commit murder, albeit in self defense!  Now, after having finished the whole freaking gingerbread house and all that candy, they suffer from diabetes but somehow manage to live happily ever after in an incestuous relationship ;-)

shot in a park across the street from my gingerbread house with editorial content from my kids ;-) hansel und gretel...
Trace the stars with your fingers in hopes you'll connect the dots, but dont get caught in the lines that arent really there cause there is life in every breath you take and there is hope with every move you make, and every single mistake you think you've made should make you feel alive cause you only have one chance to live in this spec we call life. -  John O Callaghan connecting the dots...
“Remember when we made love in the rain? You asked me to bring protection, and I brought a windshield wiper" ― Jarod Kintz who'll stop the rain...
i just received my air guitar via airmail ;-) 
wonder what tattoos will look like 30 years and 30 Kg later?

this one is for Fouquier a brilliant street photographer http://500px.com/Fouquier dude...you're tickling me!
love is blind as illustrated by Laurent http://500px.com/AliveAndShooting and Mr Friks http://500px.com/Friks 
To each his own ;-) everybody needs a hero...100% girls, girls, girls
The first rule of translation: make sure you know at least one of the bloody languages! ;-) lost in translation...
“If you're trapped in the dream of the Other, you're fucked.” 
― Gilles Deleuze
“Si vous êtes pris dans le rêve de l‘autre; vous êtez foutus.” 
you might want to check out the work of http://500px.com/jwkbeek the dream...
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.	
 
 Albert Camus an urban chapel....
Aliens - People from outerspace. Generally peace loving and wise, they've come to Earth because we've got velcro and they love that shit. 
Alternative title: "back to school" ;-) unconditional surrender...
Sorry folks, I am extremely busy and I will not be able to poke fun at your beautiful pictures over the next few days ;-) see you soon! unfinished business...
“If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.” 
― Jean-Paul Sartre

a couple of days of solo sailing, sore back, aching muscles and ...sick and tired of myself ;-) solitude...
“I Google myself to find out who I am as a person.”  ― Jarod Kintz

sometimes i even ask my friends ;-) identity crisis...
“At first sign of crisis, the ignorant don’t panic because they don’t know what’s going on, and then later they panic precisely because they don’t know what’s going on.
” 
― Jarod Kintz collective panic...
“Is sex dirty? Only when it's being done right.” 
― Woody Allen 
wishing everyone an incredibly average weekend ;-) guilty pleasures....
“Maybe it's ALWAYS the end of the world....But this is the Apocalypse? Fuck you! It's always the Apocalypse. The world hasn't gone to shit. The world is shit....All I'd asked was that it be better managed.” ― Jess Walter the end...
“Why did they come billions of miles just to stare at us? It's rude.” 
― Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave they come at night...
urban dictionary - Sexting: When a guy and a girl send dirty text messages back and forth to each other. Pictures may also be included, but only if you're lucky ;-) sexting...
“It is an anxious, sometimes a dangerous thing to be a doll. Dolls cannot choose; they can only be chosen; they cannot 'do'; they can only be done by.” - ― Rumer Godden, The Dolls' House - well, it is time to "retire" from 500px so over the next little while I'll be posting a few dedications to some of the people who's work inspired me.....this one is for Leila ;-) high anxiety...
what would the inside of your head feel like without language? 
this one is for Mr. Friks & Jen Beek ;-) imagine...
“If you are a good hacker everybody knows you, But if you are a great hacker nobody knows you.” 
― Rishabh Surya
Dedicated to an outstanding photographer and social critic: http://500px.com/phototales anonymous...
“Unbeing dead isn't being alive.” 
― E.E. Cummings unbeing...
Ai Weiwei's He Xie, 3,000 hand-painted porcelain crabs Ai had made for the river crab festival at his studio in Shanghai, just before it was torn down by the Chinese government. "He Xie" translates directly to "river crab," but shares a pronunciation with the ruling Communist's slogan for "harmonization," which is a euphemism for censorship. he xie
“I called to tell her I loved her, which was smart, because if I’d have done it in person, I’d have caught her with another man. I don’t care if he was my clone, it isn’t right and it pisses me off. I was backstabbed by myself.
” ― Jarod Kintz cheating...
dedicated to Ai Weiwei....amazing artist and social activist http://aiweiwei.com/bio according to what?.....(beijing)
“...And we left the light
for the night of the street” 
― Pierre Albert-Birot soap opera
And remember: the flesh is as sacred as it is profane! 
dedicated to Cronenberg and his disciple, Mr Friks ;-) the new flesh...dogging
“I can almost understand why people leap from bridges.” 
― Charles Bukowski almost...
"Nature is a good scavenger. She soon gets rid of her rubbish.” Alfred Adler scavengers...
I think his name was Dave but the shot was taken in Chicago and I liked the rhyme ;-)
-old post slightly remastered zhivago in chicago....
If I cloned my consciousness, would I be me or my clone? ;-)))) not easy being myself....
“My erection at noon causes an elongated shadow so black you’d think I was an albino.” 
― Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life another illusion...
“120 million of us place the big bang 2,500 years after the Babylonians and Sumerians learned to brew beer.” 
― Sam Harris

May the new year start with a bang for all of you ;) big bang theory
embrace your rival but.....
....only to strangle him duel...
“Nobody loves the rat race, but nobody can think of anything else—Satan has us just where he wants us.” 
― Hugh Nibley the rat race...
I'll be busy for the next few days and I won't be able to make fun of your beautiful pictures ;-) If you need to contact me follow the above instructions but....remember what I said about remembering what I said! burn after reading...
Thumbelina needs to learn how to kick guys in the balls and just run instead of staying and singing. Bored to death of her fruity prince, Thumbelina finally decides to run away. With vivid memories of the field mouse, the creepy toad and the pedophile mr. mole, the little gold digger joins the Thumbs Ups for a career in entertainment ;-) Thumbelina and The Thumbs Ups...
“It was my uncle who taught me about the birds and the bees. He sat me down one day and said, 'Remember this, George, the birds fuck the bees.' Then he told me he once banged a girl so hard her freckles came off.” 
― George Carlin, Brain Droppings when bees get drunk...
“Realism falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination.” ― Eugène Ionesco ladri di biciclette...
“Don’t bother calling the cops, because nobody can find me here. I know, because after all these years, I’m still trying to find myself.
” 
― Jarod Kintz don't call the cops...
....where there's a hint of hope in every cry of desperation.... ukrainian blues
hit hard by the economic crisis, the barber of Seville closed shop and immigrated to Canada.....then, just after a few weeks working at Benny's, something terrible happened....... what happened to Figaro?
Be normal, and the crowd will accept you. Be deranged, and they will make you their leader. the chosen one...
“Don’t fuck yourself waiting for fair. Understand? 
Listening? 
You will fuck yourself waiting for fair.” 
― Chris Lynch, Freewill 

the bw version: http://500px.com/photo/32445407 who said life was fair?
.....the city's bowels are constantly convulsing, churning....growling!
you hear it!....you feel it! ...the loud rumble.from below...
no wonder.....we're all like bacteria with shoes!  

one day I'll write a real poem about urban living....;-)))) urban indigestion...
“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.” - ― Gilles Deleuze, Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia two bricks
“The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, all on a hot summer's day. The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts. The mad Queen said, "Off with his head! Off with his head! Off with his head!" Well... that's too bad... no more heads to cut.” 
― Jun Mochizuki my queen of hearts...or polka dots
“I had a dream about you. We were in a bubble of love, shielded from a hateful world. This bubble bounced like a clear rubber ball, and we were able to compete in dodge ball tournaments—not as players, but as equipment.
” - JK the headhunter...
five out six people enjoy russian roulette ;-))
have a great exciting weekend! against all odds...
“We sat in the car & the night dropped down until the only sounds were the crickets & the dance of our voices
& for a moment the world became small enough to roll back & forth 
between us.” 
― Brian Andreas      wishing you all a "steamy" weekend ;-)))) steamy windows...
fingers of wind through her hair
fallen leaves dancing
me, 
holding my breath colors of the wind...
Laziness is the first step towards efficiency the harley of bicycles...
Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” -  Henry David Thoreau
soon to be renamed HMS Friks ;-))) no tide...
no symbols where none intended - SB
have a great steamy weekend ;-) if the price is right...
“The statue stood quiet and still, like the silhouette of a tired mime.
” 
― JK turning into stone...
Ai Weiwei created Straight from rebar he recovered from collapsed schoolhouses following the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province. The artist had every piece of mangled rebar straightened through a laborious process that served as a memorial to each earthquake victim. This massive work is Ai’s response to the government’s refusal to acknowledge the victims. It also reflects his anger over the government’s desire to move forward as if nothing had happened. The fissure that runs through the centre of the piece represents both the impact of the earthquake and the gulf between values in Chinese society straight...
Serenading is tough shit….failing again to impress Juliet, Romeo keeps strumming his lute but seems to be getting the wrong kind of attention.  It doesn’t take long, though, and the next hood star is born: 
You Se Me Im So Fly And Im Different From Them Other Brothers 
Only Sixteen And I Dont Live Home Wit Motha
I Keep It Real Dont Believe You Can Ask My Brother
Kids Popping In Grillz Then They Think They Getting Tougher
They Try To Take Of They Shirts And Aint Getting Buffer
I Bet Im Lifting 180 Just With One Muscle

part I: http://500px.com/photo/38012216 
part II: http://500px.com/photo/44290262 romeo and juliet...part III
“Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It's awful.” 
― Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot waiting for godot...
there’s no night or day in the city’s sewers
corporate corpses, 
madmen, beggars, heroes, cynical drunks
… all look alike in the sulphuric glow
since we all are….bacteria with shoes!

part I: http://500px.com/photo/62610847 

the poem on "urban living" is evolving but contributions would be most appreciated urban indigestion (II)
“Like Alexander the Great and Caesar, I’m out to conquer the world. But first I have to stop at Walmart and pick up some supplies.
” 
― Jarod Kintz war of the coupons...
Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent.” 
― Miles Davis 80/20....
A breeze, a forgotten spring, a smile, 
all can fit into a storefront window...
I met June in April or...
maybe her name was April and we met in June?
...or maybe it was May in May...now I am all confused April...
“If I had a tattoo of a 3D mosquito, I’d occasionally slap it, just to make sure a real and cunning mosquito wasn’t camouflaged there as cover to drink my blood with impunity. 
” ― Jarod Kintz

have an incredibly average weekend ! ;-))) requiem for a dead mosquito...
“Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.” -  Woody Allen

may your weekend bring the unexpected ;-)

dedicated to Helmut K life imitating art (I)...
back to work....back to corporate hell...back to hating your job!
...enjoy the rest of your Sunday ;-))))))))) in a few hours it will be monday...
time is an important part of daily life....
..... just saying ;-) 8:42 sharp