19 juin 2011

Palais de Justice de Bordeaux

  According to Wikipedia: The extension of the courthouse was completed in 1998 by the architectural firm of Richard Rogers at the same time as the Papon trial. Its architecture symbolizes the open court, wine tanks or bottles of wine and cones in keeping with the castle of Ha and the nearby St. Andrew's Cathedral. Unfortunately, in my opinion the building looks quite ugly – it reminds me of gas chambers… although, taking account for the French heritage, these are more likely chambers housing the guillotines.
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19 juin 2011

Contrasts

  Crowded tram on Sunday. A blue-eyed blond girl is playing with a thin pink scarf. She wraps it around her head and puts it over her face, leaving only her eyes – as if she is wearing hijab. Her father, sitting on the opposite seat, waves to her: “can you see me?” Both laugh. Next to them, on the other side of the tram, there are sitting a black couple with their children. Despite the heat, all of them are dressed in formal black, the man is even wearing a sweater behind his dress jacket. Perhaps, they are returning from... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2011

Little disappointments: laundry

  The Laundry machine in the residence where I live is very small for my usual two-week load. I will have to start washing my clothes more often. What upsets me more, however, is the inefficiency of the drier. The laundry room in my last apartment building in Israel had a drier that would run for more than an hour, but the clothes would come completely dry. They would come dry but still hot, so if I folded them immediately after taking them out of the drier, they would look as if ironed. The drier in my current residence is of... [Lire la suite]
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