Monday, April 30, 2007

Vladimir Nabokov

Sari Nusseibeh's latest book is very much a Patrician's autobiographical recollections.

Makes one think of Nabokov's "Speak Memory" , only with a (East) Jerusalem spicy flavour...

Jim Henson

Sesame Street in Arabic on the Anniversary of Queen Beatrix, in Ramallah

Fernando Pessoa

Are these the " Dreamland palm tree forests" Pessoa was talking about ?
Sunset on the sea plus palm trees as a bonus, who would ask for more ? ( Jaffa beach, last Saturday)

Patricia Portela

After audio-books and e-books the ultimate multimedia book, "Flatland" by Patricia Portela.
A performance last night at the Al Kassaba Theater in Ramallah.
Do google 'flatland + portela ' and find for yourself.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Charles de Foucauld

Christian linguistic abilities. A confessionary at St Catherine's Church in Bethlehem...

Guido de Cortona

Fourth line below Francis Joseph - " SACRA PALESTINAE LOCA"

Giambattista Tiepolo

Mural Art. After Berlin, Bethlehem...

Louise Veronica Cicconi

A live performance of Contemporary Dance at the Cultural Palace, Ramallah .

When did modern dance started to sell itself to Madonna-style antics?

Jacques Kerouac

On The Checkpoint Road... Approaching Qalandia at night time

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Robert Parker

An 80 something Chardonnay in a glorious sunset ...
( Port of Tel Aviv

Rudolf Diesel

A rusty boat engine becomes an Art object (Jaffa Old Port)...

Thomas Gieves

Near Saladine Street, an ancient art kept alive... Gieves & Hawkes' stuff...

Roberto Canal

Paintings hanged on the walls of the Austrian Hospice,
depicting the streets of the Holy City, remind one of Canaletto...

Karl Lagerfeld

The latest fashion, at the Old City souk...

Sari Nusseibeh

A phylosopher-politician at the launching of his book
"Once Upon a Contry / A Palestinian Life"
at the, in the words of a west jerusalemite with unintended irony,
" headquarters of PLO in East Jerusalem, the American Colony Hotel"...

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Isadora Duncan

Who would have included Rishon Le Tzion in a restaurant guide?...

Akram Hanieh

In the legend used by the Editor of Al-Ayyam:
"The American broker: Closeness to the Israeli positions, distance from the Palestinian"

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

Frederico Garcia-Lorca

The Al-Kasaba Theatre & Cinematheque in Ramallah, where Lorca has been recently added to the repertoire...

Monday, April 09, 2007

Warning to blog readers

Since departing from Claudio Coello and soft landing in Beit Hanina, no time for proper blogging. The Right Honourable Reader wil have to excuse this blogger of yours. One can still try to post Cybershot photos that resonate one's experiences. At most coupled with very short legends. Not enough? I'm afraid that there's not much more that can be done under the present circumstances...


Lunch-time at the American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem


Lunching at the Askadinya, East Jerusalem


From an hand-book on humanitarian law to future human rights monitors


Colorful pudding at an Ajami Beach restaurant, Jaffa


Easter Sunday at Abu Gosh..

Saturday, April 07, 2007