Feuilletons and Flaneurisms

Observations / Points of View / Vignettes

<p>Today’s #reading spot #threewomen #streetart (at Neubau)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B1iqzDvoDtM/?igshid=19lzo5x0b2r9v" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/B1iqzDvoDtM/?igshid=19lzo5x0b2r9v</a></p>

Today’s #reading spot #threewomen #streetart (at Neubau)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1iqzDvoDtM/?igshid=19lzo5x0b2r9v

August 24th 2019
<p>#bellavista #pitstop #istria #drivingwithmyboys ☕️ 🍕 🇭🇷 🇮🇹  (at Groznjan)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B0a0AnIo6mR/?igshid=1mqdlrxl5vv4l" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/B0a0AnIo6mR/?igshid=1mqdlrxl5vv4l</a></p>

#bellavista #pitstop #istria #drivingwithmyboys ☕️ 🍕 🇭🇷 🇮🇹 (at Groznjan)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0a0AnIo6mR/?igshid=1mqdlrxl5vv4l

July 27th 2019
<p>🔥 For my #manhole loving friends @your_local_manhole @soshanau (this whole town!)  (at Menges)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B0EcdM9ox2G/?igshid=1evpoglzltq7x" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/B0EcdM9ox2G/?igshid=1evpoglzltq7x</a></p>

🔥 For my #manhole loving friends @your_local_manhole @soshanau (this whole town!) (at Menges)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0EcdM9ox2G/?igshid=1evpoglzltq7x

July 18th 2019
<p>#summer #workspace #reading #writing #rosé ✌🏽 💛💚💙 (at Costa Brava, Spain)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzSZjg5IuF5/?igshid=bcsoju8ri7ne" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/BzSZjg5IuF5/?igshid=bcsoju8ri7ne</a></p>

#summer #workspace #reading #writing #rosé ✌🏽 💛💚💙 (at Costa Brava, Spain)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzSZjg5IuF5/?igshid=bcsoju8ri7ne

June 29th 2019
<p>Rectangles, culture, balcony stories  (at Lloret de Mar)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzNPSQRobeA/?igshid=1ux7n6srogmmq" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/BzNPSQRobeA/?igshid=1ux7n6srogmmq</a></p>

Rectangles, culture, balcony stories (at Lloret de Mar)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzNPSQRobeA/?igshid=1ux7n6srogmmq

June 27th 2019
<p>#neubau #lines as we are imminently shadowed from the late morning sun (at Vienna)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BypL1ldI-Jf/?igshid=1088cj0xti8wu" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/BypL1ldI-Jf/?igshid=1088cj0xti8wu</a></p>

#neubau #lines as we are imminently shadowed from the late morning sun (at Vienna)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BypL1ldI-Jf/?igshid=1088cj0xti8wu

June 13th 2019

Rose season at Volksgarten

We sit on a bench,

Me on the weathered green paint 

He, content, in his kinderwagen


Pulling out a novel, I continue 

In medias res 

Swirls of languages and rain droplets 

Softly reach my skin

They emerge like deer in the wood 

Playful adults and serious children 

Yielding cameras, collecting petals


The book stays open on my lap

While minutiae of faces and flowers 

Come into focus all around 

Unimpressive colours: red,  yellow, pink, orange 

Become tangibly beautiful at petal level

Chiaroscuros of juxtapositions 


And the skins and tongues of foreigners 

Mix in harmony with my own

Freckled face and plays of dialects 

And with my tears, no longer hidden behind thorny bush

The exhaustion of life 

Sleeping at my side 


Until we consider: joy comes with exhaustion

Until the rain washes us all

To oblivion

June 4th 2019
<p>Mon pont préféré (seulement les matins — vide!) #fbf  (at Pont des Arts)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ByHhU7bixgZ/?igshid=1tfko8ljtnrax" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/ByHhU7bixgZ/?igshid=1tfko8ljtnrax</a></p>

Mon pont préféré (seulement les matins — vide!) #fbf (at Pont des Arts)
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByHhU7bixgZ/?igshid=1tfko8ljtnrax

May 31st 2019
<p>How to view the world? By #rothko  (at Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxhMjkEIatd/?igshid=19wsgkum0xoe9" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/p/BxhMjkEIatd/?igshid=19wsgkum0xoe9</a></p>

How to view the world? By #rothko (at Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxhMjkEIatd/?igshid=19wsgkum0xoe9

May 16th 2019
<p>Geeking out #philosophy #philo #espinosa #parmenide 💙 <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/tournerlesmots/p/BxUT6a3HbWb/?igshid=1jkitgul9zvek" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/tournerlesmots/p/BxUT6a3HbWb/?igshid=1jkitgul9zvek</a></p>

Geeking out #philosophy #philo #espinosa #parmenide 💙
https://www.instagram.com/tournerlesmots/p/BxUT6a3HbWb/?igshid=1jkitgul9zvek

May 11th 2019

 Photo by Kathleen Waller.  Paris, 2012.



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Feuilletons
(from Merium Webster)

1: a part of a European newspaper or magazine devoted to material designed to entertain the general reader
2: something (as an installment of a novel) printed in a feuilleton
a : a novel printed in installments
b : a work of fiction catering to popular taste
3: a short literary composition often having a familiar tone and reminiscent content

French, from feuillet sheet of paper, from Old French foillet, diminutive of foille leaf — more at foil
First Known Use: 1845

Flaneur

An idle city walker who observes the places and people around him.  Flaneurisms are those observations from such activity.  See Walter Benjamin and Charles Baudelaire on the subject
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