Brenda Turnnidge: Blog https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog en-us (C) Brenda Turnnidge (Brenda Turnnidge) Tue, 06 Jul 2021 06:51:00 GMT Tue, 06 Jul 2021 06:51:00 GMT https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/img/s/v-12/u462489027-o168717819-50.jpg Brenda Turnnidge: Blog https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog 88 120 KARNAVAL TROPIKAL DE PARIS 2021 https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2021/7/karnival-tropikal-de-paris-2021 KARNAVAL TROPIKAL - PARIS - July 4, 2021 - Karnaval la sé sel médikaman nou ni 

You probably know of Notting Hill Carnival but have you heard of Paris’s Tropical Carnival which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year?

Covid restrictions forced the carnival off the streets and confined it to the Stade Charlety but at least it took place and was not cancelled like  last year.  

How we craved those tropical vibes & rhythms after long months of lockdown... Caporales Mi Viejo San SimonCaporales Mi Viejo San SimonBolivia / carnaval Tropical 2021, Paris Ecole Davina SambaEcole Davina SambaBrazil / carnaval Tropical 2021, Paris Samba School, Davina SambaSamba School, Davina Samba/ carnaval Tropical 2021, Paris Performer, Caporales San Simon, CochabambaPerformer, Caporales San Simon, CochabambaBolivia / carnaval Tropical 2021, Paris / carnaval Tropical 2021, Paris Davila's, Samba SchoolDavila's, Samba SchoolSamba / carnaval Tropical 2021, Paris Caporales San Simon, CochebambaCaporales San Simon, CochebambaBolivian performers / carnaval Tropical 2021, Paris BKBBKBCarnaval Tropical 2021, Paris ADOMADOMAdom / carnaval Tropical 2021, Paris Ethnick 97Ethnick 97Carnaval Tropical de Paris TropikanaTropikanaCarnaval Tropical, 2021 Les Danseuses d'OrLes Danseuses d'OrGolden dancer/ carnaval Tropical 2021, Paris Les Danseuses d'OrLes Danseuses d'OrCarnaval Tropical

Karibean MassKaribean MassMass / Carnaval Tropicale

Karnaval la sé sel médikaman nou ni - Carnival’s the only medicine we have!

 

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Bolivia Brazil brenda turnnidge carnaval tropical de paris carnival guadeloupe karnaval martinique mass multicultural paris paris peru samba stade charlety https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2021/7/karnival-tropikal-de-paris-2021 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 22:11:09 GMT
Les murs du confinement - lockdown walls - Paris https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2021/5/les-murs-du-confinement---lockdown-walls---paris Fading Fast / Talking Walls - Paris series 2020-2021

Forever looking for messages on the walls, on the streets, in the métro … 

Either the messages have faded away or I can’t make sense of them …
Lockdown1Lockdown1Paris Marais Yellow & Blue Lockdown2Lockdown2Yellow in the Marais Lockdown3Lockdown3Métro Green Lockdown5Lockdown5Koudelka's exhibition at the BNF in lockdown. I never got to see it, who did? Lockdown6Lockdown6Strange bird in the métro Lockdown7Lockdown7Thirsty Lockdown8Lockdown8Lost in Lockdown Lockdown9Lockdown9Can we touch? Lockdown10Lockdown10Shattered Travel Dreams Lockdown11Lockdown11What time is it?

 

 

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Brenda Turnnidge confinement Fading Fast lockdown métro mixed messages Paris Paris walls ready-made Street Photography Streets of Paris talking walls https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2021/5/les-murs-du-confinement---lockdown-walls---paris Sun, 16 May 2021 17:38:46 GMT
Desperately Seeking Sakura in Paris https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2021/3/desperately-seeking-sakura-in-paris Springtime and I’m back at the Jardin Albert Kahn, six months after my last post.

Times are even stranger as we enter the “Third Wave”. Fortunately parks are open and our latest “outdoor lockdown” encourages us to go out! The sakura season  has started in Kyoto-sur-Seine. HAPPY HANAMI!

PS Somehow, the pandemic is influencing the subjects I photograph ... I never imagined I'd be taking such classical photos!

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Albert Kahn Brenda Turnnidge Hanami lockdown magnolia Paris sakura springtime https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2021/3/desperately-seeking-sakura-in-paris Tue, 30 Mar 2021 21:47:14 GMT
Desperately Seeking Japan in Paris https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2020/10/desperately-seeking-japan-in-paris I felt restless today.

Besides, I had this overwhelming urge to be elsewhere.
I love Paris, but these are strange times.

Fortunately, at the end of métro line 10 ... The magnificent Jardin Albert Kahn -

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Albert Kahn Albert Kahn Gardens Autumn in Paris Brenda Turnnidge Fall in Paris Japanese Gardens Jardin Albert Kahn lush gardens Paris 2020 wanderlust https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2020/10/desperately-seeking-japan-in-paris Fri, 23 Oct 2020 21:58:47 GMT
Fresh Mould Art 1984-2000 https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2020/8/fresh-mould-art-1984-2020 UPDATE TO ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE - AUGUST 2020 - Brenda Turnnidge

Sorting through my archives, I came across a fresh new crop of mould art essentially from China and Hong Kong. Here’s an eclectic selection containing Eid Al Fitr greetings, fiery dragons, dragon boats and ... bananas!

MOULD ART : ORIGINAL PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

Since the early 1990’s, photographer Brenda Turnnidge has gained something of a reputation for her highly original hand-tinted photographs. 

Using traditional techniques, she hijacked her images adding an orange sky here and a blue field there infusing new life into her B & W prints. The result was quirky and contemporary. Meanwhile, deep in her 1980s Asian archives, chemicals beyond her control joined forces with nature and started “auto-tinting”. To Brenda’s surprise, her slides had accumulated layers of green and purple mould over the years.Tinting without trying. The result is often abstract and frequently an improvement on the original stock shot. Part of photography’s magical moments. Mould art had invented itself.

 

Happy Eid Al Fitr from China, 1984Happy Eid Al Fitr from China, 1984Could this be the Great Mosque in Xi'an? Sadly, I didn't label it at the time.Discovered in my archives complete with mould and sticky patch in centre. Dragon boats on Shing Mun River in Shatin, Hong KongDragon boats on Shing Mun River in Shatin, Hong KongOriginal photo 1985 - mould accumulated over the years. Fiery dragonFiery dragonOriginal photo 1985 - mould accumulated over the years. My neighbourhood, Fo Tan, ShatinMy neighbourhood, Fo Tan, ShatinOriginal photo 1985 - mould accumulated over the years. Dragon boat on the Shing Mun River, Shatin 1985Dragon boat on the Shing Mun River, Shatin 1985Original photo 1985 - mould accumulated over the years. Uber-tropical bananasUber-tropical bananasOriginal photo 1983 - mould accumulated over the years. Enter the DragonEnter the DragonFiery mould dragon in the tropics Guangzhou's future in the pinkGuangzhou's future in the pinkOriginal photo 1983 - mould accumulated over the years.

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(Brenda Turnnidge) accidental art Asia auto-tinting Brenda Turnnidge China Hong Kong Mould Art Pop-Art https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2020/8/fresh-mould-art-1984-2020 Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:53:55 GMT
Paris déconfiné - Adieu M. Haffmann https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2020/5/paris-d-confin---adieu-m-haffmann Paris 31 May 2020, Montmartre streets apparently frozen in time. Local residents in "les rues Berthe & Androuet" have been experiencing a strange kind of quarantine with the feeling that they had gone back to the days of the German occupation in 1942.

Shooting of Fred Cavayé's film, "Adieu Monsieur Haffmann" starring French actor Daniel Auteuil had started just before lockdown and will resume tomorrow with a script rewritten to take physical distancing into account. The film is due for release in January 2021.

Thanks to Mohammed for allowing me to take his photograph.

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(Brenda Turnnidge) 1940s 1942 Adieu M. Haffmann Brenda Turnnidge Daniel Auteuil film set Fred Cavayé German occupation in Paris Gilles Lellouche lockdown Montmartre Paris Paris under occupation quarantine Sara Giraudeau Streets of Paris Wartime corsets WW2 https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2020/5/paris-d-confin---adieu-m-haffmann Sun, 31 May 2020 14:32:04 GMT
When China was Red https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2020/4/when-china-was-red Flashback to a China in the 1980s on the brink of change.

Another world, one of bicycles, and more bicycles, regulation Mao suits and early morning calm.

Looking back, I realise how privileged I was to have lived in China at that time and to have documented my every day life and travels in the "Middle Kingdom".

Following Mao Zedong's death in 1976, President Deng Xiao Ping set about transforming China into a modern state by launching his "4-modernisations" program to strengthen the sectors of agriculture, industry, technology and defence, thus opening up China's doors to the west. As a European, living in China in the 1980's, I was allowed to socialise with the Chinese, albeit under the watchful eye of party members.

This was indeed a unique moment in history, a turning point.  

At one time, in the late 1970s, there was a glimmer of hope that a 5th modernisation, that of democracy would be added ... but China remained "red".

For more photos on this theme, go to https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/p121308002 "When the East was Red".

Brenda Turnnidge, Paris April 2020

2. Chaoyang traditional dwellings, 19892. Chaoyang traditional dwellings, 1989The East was red 2. Chaoyang traditional dwellings, 1989 1. Couple in YueXiu Park, Canton 1980s1. Couple in YueXiu Park, Canton 1980sCouple in YueXiu Park, Canton 1980s Original in "All Photographs". 3. Washing Day, Canton backstreets3. Washing Day, Canton backstreetsOct 84 4. Canton traffic 19884. Canton traffic 1988Original in "All Photographs". 5. Lunch break for new arrivals looking for work at Canton stati5. Lunch break for new arrivals looking for work at Canton statiLunch break for new arrivals looking for work at Canton station 6. Taking ducks to market, Canton6. Taking ducks to market, CantonTaking ducks to market, Canton 7. Morning exercisers, Canton7. Morning exercisers, Canton 8. Canton, Reading newspapers in public8. Canton, Reading newspapers in public8. China, Reading newspapers in public 9. Mao iwatches over Chengdu, 19869. Mao iwatches over Chengdu, 1986Mao iwatches over Chengdu, 1986 10. Cycling across Haizu Bridge10. Cycling across Haizu BridgeJune 1984, Cycling across Haizu Bridge 11. Shantou junks11. Shantou junksShantou junks 1989 When the East was Red (Shantou)

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(Brenda Turnnidge) canton chaoyang chengdu china china 1980s china archives chinese junk chinese life chinese traffic before cars cycling in china morning exercises park life reading public newspapers rose-tinted spectacles shantou traditional chaoyang architecture https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2020/4/when-china-was-red Sun, 19 Apr 2020 09:24:21 GMT
Canton's Qingping Lu market, 1980s https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2020/2/cantons-qingping-lu-market-1980s Qingping Lu, Canton (Guangzhou) 1980’s

Strange though it may seem, I was working on my Canton archives and in particular on photographs featuring markets when Coronavirus first broke out in January 2020.  It appears that the virus may have originated at a wet market in Wuhan where freshly killed animals, some "exotic", are sold as meat. Wet markets such as the one in Wuhan are still commonplace.

Back to my archives, these photos show scenes of live and freshly slaughtered animals being sold at the infamous Qingping Lu market in Canton in the 1980s soon after Deng Xiao Ping's Open Door policy. Many of these animals are endangered species.  Some of them feature in my photo book, “Canton”, ISBN 962-7160-06-7 published in 1987.

These photos are not for the faint hearted.

When I last visited Canton in 2009, the market had been cleaned up, the lacquered dogs had gone underground & the majority of live animals on Qingping Lu could look forward to a future as someone’s cherished pet.

1 Feb 2020

3 Fish3 Fish Fishmongers, Chaoyang Lu marketFishmongers, Chaoyang Lu market Goldfish, QingPing LuGoldfish, QingPing Lu1986

The OwlThe Owl Qingping Lu, rare speciesQingping Lu, rare speciesZoofood The Owlman at Qing Pling LuThe Owlman at Qing Pling Lu

Skinning ,washing & preparing dogs for laqueringSkinning ,washing & preparing dogs for laquering Laquered roasted dogs for saleLaquered roasted dogs for sale Qingping PussyQingping Pussy Baby Monkeys in Qingping LuBaby Monkeys in Qingping LuNov 1984 Dried and preserved lap cheongDried and preserved lap cheong Civet cat & snake sellerCivet cat & snake seller Qingping Lu, fishmongerQingping Lu, fishmonger Qingping Lu, 1985Qingping Lu, 1985

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Brenda Turnnidge Canton Cantonese market Chinese dogmeat endangered species exotic animals Guangzhou market" meat owls Qingping Lu rabbit snake https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2020/2/cantons-qingping-lu-market-1980s Sat, 01 Feb 2020 21:18:52 GMT
Fading Fast - Walls of Beirut https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/12/fading-fast---beirut  Trying to make sense of the shreds on the walls of Beirut. September 2019

 


 

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(Brenda Turnnidge) beirut beirut walls gemmayzeh mixed messages https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/12/fading-fast---beirut Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:50:39 GMT
Borderline https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/11/borderline Nicosia, October 2019

Finding myself in a kind of no-man’s land has always intrigued me since I lived in Hat Yai in Thailand’s deep south in the 1980’s. 

There had already been a history of unrest in Thailand’s southern provinces but that did not preoccupy me; I was in my 20’s and confident that I personally wouldn’t come face-to-face with a terrorist. In those days, to travel south to Malaysia overland, I’d take a local bus to the Danok border and cross overland on foot to the Malaysian border at Bukit Kayu Hitam… such strange eeriness travelling through a kind of no-man’s land, between cultures, often on my own.

Fast forward, I’ve since travelled widely and contemplated borders & the conflict that accompanies them in Korea, Palestine and more recently along the Nicosia green line. As more walls go up worldwide, as the UK prepares for Brexit, I can’t help wondering what a world without borders would look like.

Here's a small selection of photographs from my recent reportage at the Cyprus green-line, 30 years since the Berlin Wall came down … 

 

Stoa Tarsi borderStoa Tarsi border Buffer zone, watchtower, Arab AhmetBuffer zone, watchtower, Arab Ahmet Buffer zone & watcht§owerBuffer zone & watcht§ower

 

 

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Berlin Wall border borderline Brenda Turnnidge Brexit buffer zone cultures Cyprus green line Nicosia no-man's land world without borders https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/11/borderline Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:59:38 GMT
Fading Fast - Paris 2019 / 2 ( Déchiré et abandonné sur les murs de Paris ) https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/8/fading-fast---paris-2019-/-2-d-chir-et-abandonn-sur-les-murs-de-paris Fading Fast / Talking Walls - Paris series 2019 # 2

Title: "Abandoned & broken-hearted on the streets of Paris"

Avoir Au moins 5 fruits et légumes Déchirée Burger spectaculair Interpol Anyone for tennis? Circle Rouge L'étudiante déchirée Tâche Rouge au Marais Déchiré à La Villette Rue Scribe Pastelle Slami Coeur de caoutchouc Légalise fraternité Coeur brisé

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Brenda Turnnidge broken heart coeur brisé déchiré déchirée Fading Fast Heart Paris Paris walls ready-made Streets of Paris Talking Walls https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/8/fading-fast---paris-2019-/-2-d-chir-et-abandonn-sur-les-murs-de-paris Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:04:00 GMT
Saint-Denis d'Ivoire https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/7/saint-denis-divoire Power to African women!

Chance sometimes has it that I wind up in the right place at the right time. This was the case on Saturday 5 July as temperatures reached the mid-30s celsius in greater Paris. It was carnival day in the suburb of Saint-Denis & I was on my way to the parade when I ran into these beautiful women on the Place du Marché... Waiting for the carnival to get under way.KaraÏb Festival 2019, Place du Marché, Saint-Denis. Bonjour !Bonjour !KaraÏb Festival 2019, Place du Marché, Saint-Denis. West African ladies all dressed up & ready to go.West African ladies all dressed up & ready to go.KaraÏb Festival 2019, Place du Marché, Saint-Denis. Ivorian songstress Louise d'Ivoire at the Saint-Denis carnivalKaraÏb Festival 2019, Place du Marché, Saint-Denis. The fabulous Louise d'Ivoire!KaraÏb Festival 2019, Place du Marché, Saint-Denis. "Carnival queens" in their finery.KaraÏb Festival 2019, Place du Marché, Saint-Denis. Time to get down!KaraÏb Festival 2019, Place du Marché, Saint-Denis. Move to the grooveKaraÏb Festival 2019, Place du Marché, Saint-Denis. Java wax vibesKaraÏb Festival 2019, Place du Marché, Saint-Denis. Heatwave grooving!KaraÏb Festival 2019, Place du Marché, Saint-Denis.  

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(Brenda Turnnidge) 93 carnival karaïb festival louise d'ivoire paris saint-denis Seine Saint-Denis https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/7/saint-denis-divoire Mon, 08 Jul 2019 20:15:08 GMT
Les éléctions européennes vues des murs de Paris https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/5/les-lections-europ-ennes-vues-des-murs-de-paris The 2019 European Elections as seen from the walls of Paris.

Poster, poster on the wall, who should I vote for after all? 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe 1. Manon Aubry1. Manon Aubry - fading fastFrance Insoumise & Envie d'Europe

17. Parti animalier17. Parti animalierListen to the animals!

 

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(Brenda Turnnidge) 2019 Brenda Turnnidge Éléctions européennes European elections as seen from Paris walls Fading Fast French politics Paris walls ready-made Streets of Paris https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/5/les-lections-europ-ennes-vues-des-murs-de-paris Sat, 25 May 2019 21:07:57 GMT
Fading Fast: Walls of Paris 2019 / 1 https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/5/fading-fast-walls-of-paris-2019-/-1 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 10 / 1Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 10 / 1 Paris 12 èmeParis 12 ème Rue Davy, Paris 17 èmeRue Davy, Paris 17 ème Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 10 ème / 2Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 10 ème / 2Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 10 ème. Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 10 ème / 3Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 10 ème / 3 Franklin D. Roosevelt metro corridorFranklin D. Roosevelt metro corridorOceania poster + plait Un biberon nommé libertéUn biberon nommé libertéPresident Macron drinking milk from a baby's bottle on Place de la Nation in Paris. To Brexit or not to Brexit?To Brexit or not to Brexit?That is the question! Quartier de l'Europe, Paris. Cherry Blossoms in Kirinland via the LouvreCherry Blossoms in Kirinland via the LouvreSpringtime in the métro corridors of the Gare Montparnasse. "Special Ndadie""Special Ndadie"Ave de St Ouen, Paris 17 ème "Composition",  Rue Richelieu, Paris 2 ème"Composition", Rue Richelieu, Paris 2 ème This once was the Syrian Arab Airlines Paris officeThis once was the Syrian Arab Airlines Paris office Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 10 ème / 4Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 10 ème / 4



"Fading Fast" is an on-going series which I first started documenting in the 1990's. This selection captures a certain Paris mood from January to early May 2019 in the run-up to the European elections. Compared with earlier series, there's a kind of pregnant silence. These walls don't "talk" so much, they hardly mention France's social and political divide. Could it be that poster stickers, billboard shredders and defacers prefer to express themselves on social networks? For information, I keep to a strict rule,  never shred posters or deface these walls, I just accept them as they are and frame them to my liking.
To be followed - à suivre ! 

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Brenda Turnnidge Fading Fast Paris Paris walls ready-made Streets of Paris Talking Walls https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/5/fading-fast-walls-of-paris-2019-/-1 Fri, 17 May 2019 20:34:39 GMT
Songkran-sur-Seine https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/4/songkran-sur-seine Songkran-sur-Seine

At first sight, you may think I took these photos in Thailand. Look closer, these Songkran (Thai New Year) celebrations took place, in France at Wat Thammapathip (Temple of light) on 21 April 2019.  

This unique Thai Buddhist temple & monastery is housed in the Château de Lugny, Moissy Cremayel, 50 km from Paris, surrounded by a park with 400 + golden Buddhas. 

There’s much merry making, Thai music, dancing,Thai food specialities and people spraying each other with water guns and then smothering both friends & strangers with talc. Buddhists visit the temple to give gifts of food to the monks and pay respects to their ancestors. 
Totally sanuk! *

N.B. In Buddhism the sprinkling of water symbolises purification. It washes away the sins and bad luck accumulated during the past year.

* Sanuk, is beyond fun. It’s away of life in Thailand!

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Brenda Turnnidge Château de Lugny Songkran Thai culture Thai New Year Wat Thammapathip https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2019/4/songkran-sur-seine Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:13:52 GMT
The one-armed kebab, heavenly halwa & other Awadhi stories https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2018/10/the-one-armed-kebab-heavenly-halwa-other-awadhi-stories Lucknow, 1 October 2018

Cyrus at Tornos took me on a culinary walk to some of Lucknow's most authentic & well-established roadside eateries in the Chowk district. This was street food before the term was invented. Awadi cuisine is the Persian-inspired cuisine of the Nawabs in fusion with other Asian & Middle Eastern influences.

Amongst the many kebabs I tasted (in between photographing the chefs) was the Tunday Kababi created by a one-armed chef more than 100 years ago. Legend has it, the Tunday is flavoured with 160 different spices. To this day, roadside chefs recreate this very same kebab using just one arm!

Bon appétit!

http://www.tornosindia.com/culinary-walk/

Thanks to all at Tornos, Prateek, Pankaj, Ali & the gourmet himself, Cyrus. Lucknow Mubeen's Lucknow Reheat Ali Lucknow Tunday Kababi Lucknow, Tunday Kababi Lucknow Mubeen's Lucknow Mubeen's Lucknow Mubeen's Lucknow Mubeen's Lucknow Mubeen's Lucknow Mubeen's Lucknow Rahim's

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Awadh Brenda Turnnidge Chowk halwas Kebabs Lucknow Mubeen's Nawab cuisine Rahim's Rehmat Ali Tornos culinary walk Tunday kebabi Turnnidge https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2018/10/the-one-armed-kebab-heavenly-halwa-other-awadhi-stories Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:34:38 GMT
Basse-Pointe Street Art https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2018/8/basse-pointe-street-art Basse Pointe Street Art
Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art Basse Pointe Street Art  A splash of colour revitalises Basse-Pointe, on Martinique's Atlantic coast.

This is in part thanks to Martinique Surf Pro, the international surfing competition held in Basse-Pointe since 2015.

Thanks to artists Sbu One, Shakt & others for this vibrant facelift.

All photos © Brenda Turnnidge 2018

Merci à Pierre Chabrèle

 


 

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Antilles Basse-Pointe Caribbean French West Indies Martinique Sbu One Shakt Street Art https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2018/8/basse-pointe-street-art Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:19:23 GMT
Carnaval de Paris 2018 https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2018/2/carnaval-de-paris-2018 Carnaval de ParisHow to travel from Paris to the French West Indies, Ecuador, Bolivia & back in a matter of hours dancing all the way! No rain, no snow just good vibes and good fun! Photos © Brenda Turnnidge 2018 Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple Carnaval de Paris rue du Faubourg du Temple

How to travel from Paris to the French West Indies, Ecuador, Bolivia & back in a matter of hours dancing all the way! No rain, no snow just good vibes and good fun!
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(Brenda Turnnidge) antilles bolivia bolivian carnival caraïbes caribbean caribbean carnival carnaval de paris ecuador ecuadoran carnival french west indies https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2018/2/carnaval-de-paris-2018 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:04:04 GMT
Death of a tractor https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2017/7/death-of-a-tractor Death of a TractorCurrently on a 1-month Artists' Residence on the remote island of Anjwa as part of the 6th Kim Whan Ki International Art Festival. Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) was born and drew his inspiration from hère. In turn, we are inviter to be inspired! Whilst looking for Kim Whan Ki's blue, I came across several dead tractors! This one was particularly poignant. Death of a TractorCurrently on a 1-month Artists' Residence on the remote island of Anjwa as part of the 6th Kim Whan Ki International Art Festival. Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) was born and drew his inspiration from hère. In turn, we are inviter to be inspired! Whilst looking for Kim Whan Ki's blue, I came across several dead tractors! This one was particularly poignant. Death of a TractorCurrently on a 1-month Artists' Residence on the remote island of Anjwa as part of the 6th Kim Whan Ki International Art Festival. Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) was born and drew his inspiration from hère. In turn, we are inviter to be inspired! Whilst looking for Kim Whan Ki's blue, I came across several dead tractors! This one was particularly poignant. Death of a TractorCurrently on a 1-month Artists' Residence on the remote island of Anjwa as part of the 6th Kim Whan Ki International Art Festival. Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) was born and drew his inspiration from hère. In turn, we are inviter to be inspired! Whilst looking for Kim Whan Ki's blue, I came across several dead tractors! This one was particularly poignant. Death of a TractorCurrently on a 1-month Artists' Residence on the remote island of Anjwa as part of the 6th Kim Whan Ki International Art Festival. Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) was born and drew his inspiration from hère. In turn, we are inviter to be inspired! Whilst looking for Kim Whan Ki's blue, I came across several dead tractors! This one was particularly poignant. Death of a TractorCurrently on a 1-month Artists' Residence on the remote island of Anjwa as part of the 6th Kim Whan Ki International Art Festival. Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) was born and drew his inspiration from hère. In turn, we are inviter to be inspired! Whilst looking for Kim Whan Ki's blue, I came across several dead tractors! This one was particularly poignant. Death of a TractorCurrently on a 1-month Artists' Residence on the remote island of Anjwa as part of the 6th Kim Whan Ki International Art Festival. Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) was born and drew his inspiration from hère. In turn, we are inviter to be inspired! Whilst looking for Kim Whan Ki's blue, I came across several dead tractors! This one was particularly poignant. Death of a TractorCurrently on a 1-month Artists' Residence on the remote island of Anjwa as part of the 6th Kim Whan Ki International Art Festival. Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) was born and drew his inspiration from hère. In turn, we are inviter to be inspired! Whilst looking for Kim Whan Ki's blue, I came across several dead tractors! This one was particularly poignant. Death of a TractorCurrently on a 1-month Artists' Residence on the remote island of Anjwa as part of the 6th Kim Whan Ki International Art Festival. Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) was born and drew his inspiration from hère. In turn, we are inviter to be inspired! Whilst looking for Kim Whan Ki's blue, I came across several dead tractors! This one was particularly poignant. Death of a TractorCurrently on a 1-month Artists' Residence on the remote island of Anjwa as part of the 6th Kim Whan Ki International Art Festival. Korean abstract artist Kim Whan-ki (1913-1974) was born and drew his inspiration from hère. In turn, we are inviter to be inspired! Whilst looking for Kim Whan Ki's blue, I came across several dead tractors! This one was particularly poignant.

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(Brenda Turnnidge) 6th kim whan ki international art festival kim whan-ki (1913-1974) korea https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2017/7/death-of-a-tractor Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:12:07 GMT
SOLO 一个人 https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2017/2/solo Hong Kong colour archives Solo (HK) Solo (HK) Hong Kong colour archives Solo (HK) Solo HK Solo (HK) Hong Kong colour archives Solo (HK) Hong Kong colour archives Solo (HK) Hong Kong, perhaps the most densely populated place in the world. 

Even back in 1989 when I took most of these photos, the population of 5.6 mill was crammed into 1,100 km2. Yet despite the constant hustle & bustle, the teeming crowds, I subconsciously focused my lens on loners, dreamers, the homeless, those on the fringe of society…

At that time, « loneliness » didn’t really figure as one of my themes, it was only on taking a closer look at my archives a few years ago, that I discovered these photos with different eyes and preoccupations.

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Hong Kong Loners Poverty densely populated https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2017/2/solo Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:09:49 GMT
African Fishermen in Paris https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2017/1/Africanfishermen Toqué Frères are back on the block! These street artists, whose mission is to beautify the drabbest and most neglected parts of the City of Lights have created   yet another stunning mural, just 50 metres from my flat. This is a real invitation to travel and escape the sub-zero temperatures of North Europe. 

Merci aux frères d'avoir embelli mon voisinage!

1.1. 22 33 44 55 66 77 88 99 1010 1111 1212 1313

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Brenda Turnnidge Paris Street Art https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2017/1/Africanfishermen Thu, 26 Jan 2017 23:47:21 GMT
Desperate dummies https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2016/10/desperate-dummies Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Desperately searching for a new life Ex-Gods & Goddesses from Athens shop windows desperately searching a new life on the streets of Athens.  

I first started this collection back in 1987 when I was struck by the variety of mannequins being displayed in front of Mr Angelopoulos's shop on the corner of Ermou & Pittaki streets. Mr Angelopoulos was delighted to tell me that in it's hey day in the 1990's it even attracted young Japanese fashionistas on photo shoots in Europe. The shop disappeared more than a few years ago and Mr Angelopoulos has since died. The area is now part of the recently gentrified Psyrri district. 

I still roam those streets in search of lost Gods and Goddesses & sometimes find them lurking in Athens Flea Market. 

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Angelopoulos Athens Ermou Flea Market Psyrri changing dummies face mannequins of shop https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2016/10/desperate-dummies Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:19:29 GMT
Sniper Alley and the Holiday Inn https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2016/3/sniper-alley-and-the-holiday-inn Sarajevo, February 2016 Sniper Alley and the Holiday InnSarajevo Sniper Alley and the Holiday InnSarajevo Sniper Alley and the Holiday InnSarajevo Sniper Alley and the Holiday InnSarajevo Sniper Alley and the Holiday InnSarajevo Sniper Alley and the Holiday InnSarajevo Sniper Alley and the Holiday InnSarajevo Sniper Alley and the Holiday InnSarajevo Sniper Alley and the Holiday InnSarajevo

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(Brenda Turnnidge) 1992-1996 Bosnia Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnian war Dragon of Bosnia street Sarajevo Siege of Sarajevo Sniper Alley Ulica Zmaja od Bosne https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2016/3/sniper-alley-and-the-holiday-inn Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:52:37 GMT
From Stalingrad to Rosa Parks https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2015/12/from-stalingrad-to-rosa-parks Stalingrad métro. Under the elevated métro, modern art in the making. St

From Stalingrad to Rosa Parks

 

Welcome burst of colour!

 

As 2015 draws to a close I set out to discover the latest additions to the capital’s bustling street art scene. From the dark, dismal area under the elevated viaduct of Paris’s Métro Line 2 I head north up rue d’Aubervilliers towards the pont Ricquet and the new Rosa Parks district.    

 

Until recently there was a drab grey wall alongside N°s 104-164, now it’s been transformed thanks to artists Bastardilla, Kashink ,Katjastroph, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Zepha and many others.
For more info:

 

http://www.rosaparksfaitlemur.com/la-galerie-a-ciel-ouvert

 

 

Kashink fait le mur "Rosa Parks".Paris, rue Riquet 75019. Kashink head!Here's looking at you Paris. Crossing the Pont Riquet, Paris 18Kashink's faces, Rosa Parks wall. Street crochet on le pont Riquet, Paris 18 Rosaparksfaitlemur!Merci Kashink! Rue Riquet! Vincent Abadie Hafez aka ZEPHA Kashink Tatyana Fazlalizadeh stoptellingwomentosmile.com Kashink, rue d'Aubervilliers, 75019 Paris Kashink, rue d'Aubervilliers, 75019 Paris Vincent Abadie Hafez aka ZEPHA Mural by Katjastroph, rue d'Aubervilliers, Paris 75019 www.katjastroph.com/

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(Brenda Turnnidge) Bastardilla Kashink Katjastroph Paris street art Rosa Parks fait le mur Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Zepha rue d'Aubervilliers https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2015/12/from-stalingrad-to-rosa-parks Sun, 27 Dec 2015 15:59:45 GMT
The magic carpet https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2015/9/the-magic-carpet Métro La Fourche, Paris.  26 August 2015  

Carpet at La Fourche métro station at 8:30 this morning.... 
Welcome carpet? Prayer mat? Magic carpet? 
No camera today so I took the photo with my iPhone!
© Brenda Turnnidge

The magic carpet saga    Day 2

On 28 August at 6.10 pm, the carpet is still there at La Fourche!
Wondering if it isn't perhaps art ...

 Nobody seems to be taking the slightest notice!

28 August 

10.30 pm... the carpet has flown away... magic! Has anyone seen it?

 

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(Brenda Turnnidge) La Fourche Magic carpet Paris métro Unusual happenings in Paris https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2015/9/the-magic-carpet Sat, 19 Sep 2015 21:13:07 GMT
Street art on Saint Denis construction site. August 2015. https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2015/9/street-art-on-saint-denis-construction-site-august-2015 Construction site street art Construction site street art Construction site street art Construction site street art Construction site street art Construction site street art Construction site street art Construction site street art Construction site street art Construction site street art Construction site street art Construction site street art

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(Brenda Turnnidge) 93 Brenda Turnnidge Construction site Rue Haguette Rue de la Barbacane Saint Denis Street art https://www.brenda-turnnidge.fr/blog/2015/9/street-art-on-saint-denis-construction-site-august-2015 Sat, 05 Sep 2015 22:54:54 GMT