This photo is a good reflection of our world these days — many things are upside down. I made this image in Paris. The location was the ever so beautiful, Merci. How I long to revisit the city of lights again! Continue reading Upside down
Nobody on the road Nobody on the beachI feel it in the air The summer’s out of reach — Boys of Summer, Don Henley This song, which is less about summer and more a metaphor about aging and the futility of time, will forever acts as a soundtrack for the end of sunny, bright and … Continue reading The End of Summer
One of the great joys of travel is that you get a chance to learn something new. France is one of those destinations, where if you keep an open mind, you learn something new and challenge your preconceived notions. For instance, everyone would tell you that coffee is great in France. Well, sure it is, … Continue reading The Joy of (French) Tea
My second day in Paris was marred by me breaking the lock on my SD card which led to about half a day being lost when it comes to taking pictures. Of course, once I got a new card, regular service resumed, though I admit, I could do a better job of taking pictures. Anyway back to walking later tomorrow so that will bring back the creative spark. Continue reading “Walking around Paris”
When you think of high-quality, high-end shoes for men, you think of shoes made in England or Italy, thanks in part to brands such as Alfred Sargent, Trickers, Loakes, Santoni and Bontoni. French brands don’t get that much mindshare, even though the French shoemakers hold their own against their European peers.
The venerable John Lobb brand is owned by Hermes, but there is more to French shoes than Lobb. J. M. Weston, for instance makes great loafers and is preferred shoe of choice for many French politicians. There is Berluti, the Bentley of shoes, that has its roots both in Italy and France. There is Marc Guyot, an artist among shoemakers. Other names Aubercy, another high-end bookmaker. However, I have been a big fan of the creations of Pierre Corthay, who along with his brother Christophe head up his Paris-based shoe company, Corthay.
Paris was the last stop for me during this hectic year. I almost forgot to post the photos I took during the trip. Nevertheless, here are some of the photos I caught with my iPhone camera. I am not sharing pictures I already posted on Instagram. I hope you enjoy these. Continue reading “Paris Reprise [in Pictures]”
It has been over a week since I posted an update here. I was visiting Paris for Le Web, a fine conference which always gives me an opportunity to catch up with folks from Europe and some of the more interesting projects. I was recap the trip, post photos and share impressions later this week. … Continue reading And I am back
Letter from Om
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