Philippe Arnoux Photography

November 28, 2010

View on the sky

Filed under: Panama — Philippe @ 4:03 am

The very first photo I signed and framed was a view of the trees of the Cours Gambetta in Aix en Provence, looking at the light going through the branches and the remaining leaves of a cold month of October 1976.

I offered it to my father. It is still in his home office, in front of his desk.

November 22, 2010

Misery

Filed under: Panama — Philippe @ 2:36 am

….

Emmenez-moi au bout de la terre
Emmenez-moi au pays des merveilles
Il me semble que la misère
Serait moins pénible au soleil

(Take me a long way from here
Take me along in a wonderful world
I guess that my life of misery
would be
easier under the sun)

(Emmenez moi, song of Charles Aznavour, 1967)

November 15, 2010

Patrimony of Humanity and Modern Art

Filed under: Panama — Philippe @ 1:22 am

In 1997, UNESCO declared the Casco Antiguo of Panama City a Patrimony of Humanity.

Soon, on this site, will be erected the new Museum of Modern Art.

It was “modern-art” enough for me like that….


November 8, 2010

TRADITION

Filed under: Panama — Philippe @ 12:14 am

I love Traditions.

It is probably one of the reason why I don´t miss France anymore…
When I was a very young kid, living in Marseilles, I remember that we had to sing in “provencal”, a regional language from the south of France. On December 25th there was a huge mass, and with my grandmother I was allowed to go and sleep late. I remember these beautiful nights, with all the traditional songs being played. I loved it.
I was also going in the Alps, where my other grandmother is born.
During the summer, the best cows or the best horses were presented, and the best Roblechon or the best Tomme (french cheeses). Going out of the church on that day the farmers were playing music (La Fanfare), and drinking “cidre” made from the “poires de la Saint Jean”. And the last night of the fair everybody was dancing in the sound of the “accordeon”. And I was also allowed to go and sleep late.

I loved this time. It has gone. It smelled my grandmothers perfumes.

November 1, 2010

THE DIVINE LAWS

Filed under: Panama — Philippe @ 4:56 am

Islam recognizes that morality and ethics are the roots of every good society. Shari’ah, the Islamic Law, is a community moral law used to manage and govern a Muslim society and to control the behavior of its members to ensure its safety. The basic rules of Shari’ah are divine in nature.

Here are some divine examples:

In the robbery and theft cases, the maximum penalty is hand-cutting. It applies after the consideration of many factors such as track record and whether the theft was made for profit. In some cases, such as stealing food because of severe hunger or to prevent death, there may not be a penalty.
For adultery, the penalty is death and for fornication is 100 lashes. The penalty purifies the person from the sin in this world and saves him or her from the punishment in the Hereafter.

Well… I wonder what this fish had made…. already killed … and now cutting its hands….


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