highlyeccentric: An underground street (Rue Obscure, Villefranche), mostly dark. Bright light at the entrance and my silhouette departing (Rue Obscure)
When I came to Europe I said to myself I would move hell and high water to see a production of Notre Dame de Paris if anyone staged it, anywhere that I could reasonably get to. There is currently a Francophone-Europe tour going on! So I did not have to move hell or high water, I merely paid 60 CHF to see it in Geneva.

Things that were great:
- whole thing makes more sense when you can differentiate WHICH DUDE IS SINGING RIGHT NOW by visual cues. There turned out to be five lead dudes, not three or four. Many things make more sense to me now.
- (possibly in addition to that the diction might have been clearer than on the CD? I picked up many more dialogue nuances)
- faaaantastic lighting
- Luc Plamadon, who now lives in Montreux, got called onstage at the end and gave a hearfelt but slightly doddery ramble about his feeeelings about having written this show.

Things that were not so great:
- as far as I could tell they were using piped music rather than live. Unless they had a separate orchestra room and piped the music THROUGH? The website has a list of musicians, but no indication of if they were on tour or just recorded.

I am not sure if I loved it enough to warrant going down to Lyon to see it there in November, but I am very glad I saw it here.
highlyeccentric: Leia/Carrie Fisher with C3PO (Leia and Threepio)
Went on retreat with UNIL english lot again. Saw much snow. Borked ankle. (This was... 1.5.16, I think?)


Behold: more snow than I've seen in one place at a time!

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highlyeccentric: Sign: Be aware of invisibility! (Be aware of invisibility)


This is me, with baby Gremlin's teddy. (Or possibly GremlinMother's teddy, Gremlin's not that interested in large teddies yet.) I babysat for a few hours on friday, which he spent asleep, so I spent a few hours napping in front of a fan and it was *glorious*.

I would like to state that babies continue to be excellent academic therapy. Gremlin can be a difficult little human (although I've not had him at his most... explosive. Just shouty. I have yet to meet the 'crapocalypse' mode). But he doesn't care about my thesis. He is extremely demanding but these demands do not include 'think complex thoughts'. Ergo, he is good for me.


Gremlin understands that iPhones are something you show off for. (I got an iphone. Thus far it's glorious.)


Probably a hollyhock flower.


Bridge near my house.


Basil from my basil plants.


Said basil plants, with parsley and chrysanthemums.
highlyeccentric: A seagull lifting into flight, skimming the cascade (Castle Hill, Nice) (Seagull)


Ceiling and eastward windows of the Chapel of the Maccabees, within the Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Geneva. Forget Dress Like A Crayon Day, I wanna dress like this chapel. ALL THE COLOURS.

Interior views of the cathedral, including people filming for Radio Television Suisse: Post 1, Post 2 - close ups, Post 3

Neo-classical Facade

Important questions at Geneva City Library

Chapel of the Maccabees: Post 1 Post 2, Post Tenebras Lux

And the first of a series of (belated) photos of Brixworth parish church (7th c)

Coming up this week ([syndicated profile] speculumannorum_feed / [tumblr.com profile] speculumannorum), more Brixworth; miscellaneous cameraphone; SINISTER DUCKS, aka, my incipient descent into birdwatching

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