August 30, 2012


Myron Davis, Robert Capa (1942)

Dalí in the Ambassador Hotel (1944)

Jean Paul Belmondo in Pierrot le fou (1965)

Sean Connery in Diamonds are Forever (1971)

Sante D'Orazio, Kate Moss (1995)

Peter Turnley, Monsieur Bernard Lainel  (1999)

Kate Winslet in Der Vorleser (2008)

"Schulerbuben’s Wanderlust", von Ludwig Eichrodt

[mexikanisches Fragment einer langen, lustigen Dichtung über die Wanderlust]

Nach dem heißen Mexikonien,
Mach ich auf mich und davonigen,
Wo der Vollmond wüthig saust;
Wo verzaubert Hans und Gretl
Steht am Popokatepetl,
Und der Vitzliputzli haust -
Dahin, Alter, muß ich ziehn;

August 29, 2012

This voice makes me shiver

I had heard about Jessie J, but I really first listened to her during the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games. She was just gorgeous and I just falled in love with that unique and amazing and passionately voice.

This is one of most amazing live interpretations I have ever heard. I'm even shivering! This is a real voice and a real musician. Just awesome.

Fly me to the moon

After the recent death of Neil Armstrong, I bumped into a super interesting project: We Choose The Moon. It is an interactive webpage, which shows you with original videos, audio clips and images the whole project of "sending men to the moon, and bringing them safe back to Earth", as JFK put it. 

It is worth to have a look at it, since you get the impression of being part of the crew of Apollo 11.

August 27, 2012

Cristóbal Colón dixit

"Fallé que [el mundo] no era redondo en la forma que escriben, salvo que es de la forma de una pera que sea toda muy redonda, salvo allí donde tiene el pezón, que allí tiene más alto, o como quien tiene una pelota muy redonda y en un lugar della fuese como una teta de muger allí puesta, y que esta parte deste pezón sea la más alta e más propinca al cielo, y sea [el Paraíso Terrenal] debajo la línea equinoccial, y en esta mar Océana, en el fin del Oriente".

Carta a los Reyes del 31 de agosto de 1498

August 25, 2012

Berlin 775

Today, Berlin and Berliners and Berliners-in-love-with-Berlin like me are celebrating the city's 775 birthday.

August 24, 2012

Sent from my iPhone

I just got a very, very long e-mail from a friend of mine in Berlin. We hadn't talk for a year and she made an update. It took me almost five minutes just to read the long letter...

At the end, a jewel:

sent from my phone - please excuse typos and brevity


That reminded me of my cousin's signature:

sent from my microwave

 Even the New York Times featured a piece on this.

August 21, 2012

Trains and a pathetic newspaper

Today, there were two train derailments: in Baltimore, a train loaded with coal, and in Berlin, a S-Bahn full with people.

And what has to publish the "best" Mexican newspaper in North Mexico? A hotchpotch! The Baltimore story with the Berlin picture.

This is serious journalism, this is Mexican way of working professionally... Hélas!

Baltimore train

August 19, 2012

Sleeping: Man Ray, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz

Man Ray, Noire et blanche (1926)

 Edward Steichen, Anna May Wong (1931)

 Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe

(Not a Roy Lichtenstein) John Rosenberger

If I had the money, I would definitely buy this one.

Adenda December 2012:
I finally found it! It's not a Lichtenstein, but an intervened comic image by John Rosenberger.

August 13, 2012

The LEGO story

If LEGO made you happy as a child, then you should know its story. The company turned 80 last Friday, and published this inspiring video. Just awesome!

August 9, 2012

Bad Photoshop

It's worthier the graceful imperfection than the graceless perfection. Isn't it?

Earlier this week I laughed at the cover image of Milenio. Look at that huge tumor she has on her hip.

That reminded me of the summer Photoshop scandal, by Victoria's Secret. The "perfect" girl!

Of course, there are much more...

August 8, 2012

More female Christs

This post refers to my former collection of female Christs...

Auction of souls (1919)

Herman Nitsch, Des Orgien Mysterien (1963)

Erwin Blumenfeld, The Holy Cross (In hoc signo vinces) (1967)

Valérie Begue (2007)

Anonymous, Contemplation of crucifixion

August 2, 2012

Shoe: Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton

Robert Mapplethorpe, Melody – Shoe (1987)

Helmut Newton, Violetta's Foot in Mario Valentino's Shoe (1988)

August 1, 2012

Gerda Taro, Jean Seberg, Rita Natarova

Robert Capa, Gerda Taro sleeping (1936)

Jean Luc Godard, Jean Seberg in bed – À bout de souffle (1960)

Rita Natarova, The marshes (2004)