MARS

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We saw Mars yesterday, the small point on the picture, very small but a very clear orange light that we couldn’t miss. Mars is getting that close to the Eartch once every 60,000 years, at a distance of 55,758,006 km from center to center, that day was yesterday, August 27, 2003 at 9:51 GMT. Quite a magic moment, isn’t it?

Link:
Nasa Website

26things

I posted my entry on the 26things website: « International Photographic Scavenger Hunt » at the following location: My 26things (Entry 459 – details below). I’m done with the posting of images, maybe not fully done with the design of the pages themselves. I was a bit in a hurry as I wanted to add my page before the end of the hunt, seemingly scheduled End of August. That was an interesting exercise, and a way to post in one page some of the pictures I like the most (mainly from Japan and Morocco).

26things: International Photographic Scavenger Hunt, était un projet proposé par le site sh1ft.org. Il s’agissait de regrouper une série de 26 photos répondant à un thême défini à l’avance par l’organisatrice Tracey, basée en Australie. Un exercice interessant qui m’a donné l’occasion de réunir sur une page les photos que je préfère. Les photos ont été principalement prises au Japon et au Maroc.


01- Animal: Tokyo, Azabu, 2003. Eddie’s cat during her summer holidays at Home. Cats are seemingly spending their time searching for something to attract their eyes.

02- Sunset: Sydney-Tokyo, Plane, 2001. Somewhere on my way back from Sydney to Tokyo.

03- Authority: Hong Kong, Central, 2002. Street sign as seen from my hotel room.

04- Colour: Tokyo, Azabu-Juuban, 2003. A hell-like red light. Emergency exit’s light on a rainy day. One of those days I feel like walking around with my camera.

05- Communication: Tokyo, Azabu, 2002.

06- Construction: Tokyo, Roppongi Hills, 2003. The Building I witnessed growing into a sophisticated monster.

07- Empty: Tokyo, Aoyama Cimetery, 2002.

08- Food: Morocco, Marrakech, 2003. Memorable Tajin.

09- Footwear: Tokyo, Nishi-Azabu, 2001. Red « Pika-pika » Nike Shoes, used mainly while riding a bike (NIKE ZOOM HYPERFLIGHT).

10- Home: Tokyo, Nishi Azabu, 2002. Element of decoration from Malaysia.

11- Light: Morocco, Marrakech, 2003. Feeric light from an Moroccan lamp. Located next to the restaurant room of the Tischka Salam hotel at Gueliz (new city of Marrakech). A summary of the surrounding colors of magic Marrakech.

12- Little things: Tokyo, Azabu, 2003. 2 malicious chouettes. Made in Shizuoka by my fianc馥痴 grand mother. I like their shyness, pretending not to be seen, and wondering why they are seen.

13- Love: Aizu, Wakamatsu, 2002.

14- Money: Tokyo, Azabu, 2003. Some notes kept from previous travels and especially the Hong Kong ones. Lion is my astrological sign, the HK Twenty Dollars is naturally my preferred one.

15- Monument: Morocco, Marrakech, 2003. « Musee de Marrakech ». The inside architecture of the museum is an artwork itself. Unforgettable moments in the central room of the museum, surrounded by a sunny yellow light. I could spend days there if hot mint tea was offered.

16- New: Tokyo, Omotesando, 2003. The brand new Prada shop designed by Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron, Switzerland.

17- Numbers: Great Britain, London, 2002. Street number next to the TATE Museum. Picture was actually taken by Mari Chan on our way to the museum.

18- Scape: Tokyo, Shinjuku, 2002. A shiny day in Shinjuku, next to the Tokyo Ward Office. There is something so fascinating about this building that I’m coming again and again to take pictures of it. Maybe a modern similarity with the Paris’ Notre Dame.

19- Signage: Morocco, Marrakech, 2003. Inside the Marrakech Museum, next to some old Hammam rooms.

20- Sound; Tokyo, Azabu, 2003. Keyboard as seen on TV. Long exposure reveals one of the faces of Run DMC. I’m far from being a fan of this band, but was intrigued by one of its members’ voice during one interview on MTV Japan.

21- Symetry: Tokyo, Yoga, 2003. Soccer ball waiting for an inspired player. I am joining from time to time the South American-japanese Team matador. Level is quite high, and it’s quite rare to find a quiet ball like this one.

22- Time: Tokyo, Azabu, 2003. A clock bought in Daikanyama. Time is running to fast, already more than four years in Japan.

23- Transport: Tokyo, Harajuku, 2003. Meeting of two Japan Airways trains (Yamanote Line).

24- Water: France, Noirmoitier, 2003.

25- Weather: Tokyo, Azabu, 2003. View of my umbrella on a rainy day.

26- You: Me in Marrakech with the camera.

おめでとう!!!

Congrats to Eddie for his soon coming marriage!!! Wishing you the best for this « new coming challenge » ;-)