26 december 2018

The wife....

Behind every successful man....there's a woman. The story in different shapes and time, it is often repeated, but never really ends. The director Björn Runge got a late ticket to another level and Glenn Close will finally collect her Oscar.

25 december 2018


At the end of the day....it is always women who keep this world from falling apart. Cleo appears like a reincarnation of God, a self denying human being with a heart of infinite dimensions. A piece of beautiful black & white film by Alfonso Cuarón (with a superb sound work).

Watching this beauty on smal screen, is definitely to bee avoided.

23 december 2018

Happy Christmas....

Outside Paris in the mid 1960`s. Photo: Gérald Bloncourt


20 december 2018

The brutalized 60`s and 70`s....

..when decorative paintings with quality could be covered with white paint....just like that !

16 december 2018

12 december 2018


..a (royal ?) gold etui, made in France

05 december 2018

The Falk Simon silver collection....

silver dish, Porto, Portugal, late XVI-century

Among many other masterpieces, some delightful artifacts from the same period from Augsburg, Germany

02 december 2018

Vanity Fair....

Rawdon Crawley (Tom Bateman),  George Osborne (Charlie Rowe), Becky Sharp (Olivia Cooke), William Dobbin (Johnny Flynn) and Amelia Sedley (Claudia Jessie)

 “Ladies and gentlemen, this is Vanity Fair - a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having.” declares the author William Makepeace Thackeray, played with a knowing smile by Michael Palin. 

Seven quality episodes with a group of very young British actors - and Olivia Cooke in the main role....is just brilliant. 

Not forgetting the music used in the opening credits - "All Along the Watchtower" by Afterhere (Glenn Gregory and  Berenice Scott). The track is taken from their debut album Addict.