Category Archives: Travel

Morocco, 1968

Over at Idiom, I’ve written a little something about the French filmmaker, former boyfriend of Nico, and perpetual enfant terrible Philippe Garrel, whose new film A Burning Hot Summer opens this week in New York.

Like practically all of Garrel’s films, it’s a fictionalized version of episodes from the filmmaker’s life. This one’s about his friendship with the painter Frédéric Pardo, who died in 2005, and whose psych-Romantic-Symbolist work graces the cover of Le Berceau de cristal, the face-melting Ash Ra Tempel soundtrack to the 1976 Garrel film of the same name.

The reason for all this backstory? Pardo also dabbled in film, making a short work that he—modestly—called Home Movie with his then-girlfriend Tina Aumont, who was filming yet another Garrel film (the experimental hippie-visionary Jesus epic La Lit de la Vierge) in Morrocco in 1968. You can watch a fragment of it on YouTube (though note that the music you hear has been added to this clip by the uploader):

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Russian jellyfish

http://englishrussia.com/2012/05/11/inhabitants-of-the-white-sea/

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Cherry blossoms from many moons ago

Cherry blossoms from many moons ago

Spring appropriate

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by | April 5, 2012 · 11:35 pm

Shaolin Style…no really

Shaolin Style...no really

Dudes were walking up flights of stairs on their hands

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by | April 5, 2012 · 10:57 pm

Oregon Kite Festival

Oregon Kite Festival

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by | April 5, 2012 · 4:58 pm

Tiger Leaping Gorge (China/Tibet)

Tiger Leaping Gorge (China/Tibet)

Leaving our humble home halfway through the trek. Yak butter and ganja tea for breakfast!!!

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by | April 5, 2012 · 4:56 pm

Tengoboche (Nepal)

Tengoboche (Nepal)

Supa Stupa

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by | April 5, 2012 · 4:54 pm

Tengoboche (Nepal)

Tengoboche (Nepal)

Penalty kicks with the teen monks after prayer and before dinner. Highlights included chasing the ball down a cliff with these guys before it almost plummeted thousands of feet straight down into a ravine.

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by | April 5, 2012 · 4:54 pm

Tengboche (Nepal)

Tengboche (Nepal)

sunrise from tengboche monastery in nepal. 13000 feet up

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by | April 5, 2012 · 4:49 pm

An Hour (of trippin’ ballz) With Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd – KQED TV Studio – An Hour With Pink Floyd

Via Doom & Gloom From the Tomb.

(The guy who posted this has a pretty insane Vimeo account overall, by the way.)

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