Philippe Arnoux Photography

April 26, 2010

Brigitte Bardot

Filed under: Panama — Philippe @ 12:04 am

Bardot likes the choucroute (“Sauerkraut”) hairstyle and bikini swimming suit.

But she doesn’t like French politicians because they are “weather vanes who turn left or right as the fancy takes them”, neither the French prostitutes that “are not what they used to be”, and neither modern art that “has become shit—literally as well as figuratively”. She doesn’t like also the homosexuals, the Muslim, etc, etc

I preferred when she liked choucroute and bikini.

“I Shall Be Free”
(Bob Dylan)

Well, I took me a woman late last night
I’s three-fourths drunk she looked all right
‘Til she started peelin’ off her onion gook
She took off her wig, said, “How do I look” ?
I’s high flyin’, bare naked …Out the window.


April 19, 2010

Jesus Christ

Filed under: Panama — Philippe @ 12:56 am

In the Roman Catholic Church the Passion story is depicted in the Stations of the Cross, also called “via crucis”.

The Stations themselves are usually a series of 14 pictures or sculptures depicting the following scenes:

  1. Jesus is condemned to death
  2. Jesus is given his cross
  3. Jesus falls the first time
  4. Jesus meets His Mother
  5. Simon of Cyrene carries the cross
  6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
  7. Jesus falls the second time
  8. Jesus meets the daughters of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus falls the third time
  10. Jesus is stripped of His garments
  11. Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross
  12. Jesus dies on the cross
  13. Jesus’ body is removed from the cross
  14. Jesus is laid in the tomb and covered in incense.
  15. Although not traditionally part of the Stations, the Resurrection of Jesus is sometimes included as a fifteenth station.

April 11, 2010


Filed under: Panama — Philippe @ 4:43 am


  • Salt, for rimming the glass (optional)
  • Ice
  • Tequila (blanco, 100 percent agave)
  • freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Cointreau (not Triple Sec)

The ratio for margarita mix can vary from equal parts of each ingredient to 3:2:1 tequila: cointreau: lime juice.


  1. If using salt, place in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of a rocks glass with a dampened paper towel, and then dip in salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice; add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau; and stir a few times until chilled. Serve immediately.

The drink can be served shaken with ice, on the rocks, blended with ice (frozen margarita) or without ice (straight up). It can also be served with sugar on the rim of the glass.

Using blue curacao gives the blue margarita…. Beautiful….

There are many claims to the invention of the Margarita, but the prevailing credit goes to Margaret “Margarita” Sames, a wealthy Dallas socialite. As the story goes, the cocktail was born over the Christmas holiday in 1948. While Mrs. Sames is confident that her recipe was the first incarnation of the Margarita, Eric Felten cites a recipe called the Picador, published in 1937 in London in the Cafe Royal Cocktail Book. It is made of tequila, Cointreau and lime juice (no salt).

[Chorus / Sleepy Brown – Margarita]
I’ve Been Workin All Day
Now Im Done So See Ya
It’s Time For Play
Name The Place, I’ll Meet Ya
We Can Do Tha Bar
Sip Margarita’s
Stay On Tha Floor
Go With Me 4 A Ride
Arent You Feelin Nice?
Dosent It Feel Nice?
Is Everybody High?

April 5, 2010

Le Regard

Filed under: Panama — Philippe @ 12:15 am

I tried to translate the word “regard” in English. But I could not find a correct translation.

Definitively “see” was rejected. Because as long as your eyes are open, you can see.

“Look” is not correct either. It seems to be more active that just seeing. But it doesn’t carry any emotion. It does not imply the intention to be seen.

“Watch” is similar to “look”, and therefore it is also rejected for the same reasons.

I was suggested the word “gaze”. I had never heard of it. Amazingly it seemed to be exactly what I was looking for.

…. She gazed at him ….

But then, in an attempt to double check that “gaze” was what I meant, I found that theorists Gunther Kress and Theo van Leeuwen state  that the gaze is a relationship, between offering and demanding a gaze: the indirect gaze is the spectator’s offer, wherein the spectator initiates viewing the subject, who is unaware of being viewed; the direct gaze is the subject’s demand to be viewed.

Well… it is not becoming simpler when the ‘Gaze’ becomes with Jacques Lacan, a psycholanalytical term to describe a condition where the mature autonomous subject observes “the observation of himself” in a mirror….

… She gazed at him …. And he gazed at her….

Ils se regardèrent ……

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