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Sunset Boulevard

Many see this as Billy Wilder‘s greatest film and a classic for all time. It stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star who draws him into her fantasy world where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen, with Erich von Stroheim as Max von Mayerling, her devoted servant. In the movie, Norma Desmond’s address is 10086 Sunset Boulevard in the film but in reality, the filming location was 641 S. Irving Blvd at the corner of Irving and Wilshire. …


William Eggleston (biography) is credited of turning color photography into an accepted form of art photography.

His images grow on you. Things which appear as “nothing special” grow (usually within a few seconds) into concepts, metaphors and simply great photography:

William Eggleston
William Eggleston
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SENSATIONALLY charming ANINE BING is, to me, one of the most beautiful women alive! Curated collection of photographs made with admiration.

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#ArdanMichaelBlum is a HUGE fan of #AnineBing | Images via www.aninesworld.com/
#ArdanMichaelBlum is a HUGE fan of #AnineBing | Images via www.aninesworld.com/
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Anine Bing — Image source https://www.pinterest.com/pin/526991593898418673/
Anine Bing — Image source https://www.pinterest.com/pin/526991593898418673/
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Discover the ANINE BING brand: www.aninebing.com

New Photos: Amazing Anine Bing (on Pinterest)


Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. Within it, you will find the Sistine Chapel where you will see the amazing frescoes painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512.

Vatican City is one of the most unique places in the world thanks to the fact that it is the only nation state that is located within the boundaries of another nation — Italy. It is the main hub of the Roman Catholic Church and the home of the Pope.

As a tourist destination, Vatican City is one of the most culturally rich places in Europe and is an important stop on your tour of Italy even if you are not a Catholic. …


What was it that made the late 70’s and early 80’s music so great? Something magical where — finally, for the first time in history — black, gay, straight, white, … In short everyone was united on a dance floor with music full of joy!

So we share sounds from amazing nights at Les Caves du Roy, GreenGo(s), Les Bains-Douches, Studio 54 and beyond. And there was a queen for this age, her name … Aretha Franklin!

When it comes to Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 — August 16, 2018) you may at once think of “Rock Steady”, “The House That Jack Built”, “Respect” and/or other 1960s and 1970’s songs. …


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Copyright 2020 Ardan Michael Blum — A walk in Menlo Park | #1 to #3

By Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Tower of Babel — Full size view.
Tower of Babel — Full size view.

The Tower of Babel Story as told in Genesis 11:1–9, is an origin myth meant to explain why the world’s peoples speak different languages.

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Zoom into lower left of the painting by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder. Round faced figure in the group with king Nimrod.
Zoom into lower left of the painting by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder. Round faced figure in the group with king Nimrod.
King Nimrod and followers in zoom view.
King Nimrod and followers in zoom view.
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Image of a city next to the tower being built.
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Image of a city next to the tower being built.
The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Image of the city (with a bridge between sections) located next to the tower.
The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Image of the city (with a bridge between sections) located next to the tower.
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Close up view of workers on the tower.
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Close up view of workers on the tower.
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. View of ships bringing building materials. (Lower left)
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. View of ships bringing building materials. (Lower left)
In this zoom view one sees a horse being driven along a part of the tower. Helping to understand the size of the monument!
In this zoom view one sees a horse being driven along a part of the tower. Helping to understand the size of the monument!

Ida Dery
Ida Dery
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A project for my Swiss NGO, Mrs. Dery and Mrs. Glickmann — More: https://twitter.com/ArdanBlum/status/1311453513109639168
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Rose and lunch in Saint Tropez
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Jasper, Pierre Fournier and me again at Bennington College (1991).

President de l’Association Vivre Avec le 3ème Âge (1999–2014)

La transmission de la MEMOIRE COLLECTIVE depuis les temps les plus anciens, nous a fait parvenir des idées, des inspirations, des convictions, des espoirs, des rêves personnels d’un temps meilleur, des preuves de bravoure, des mythes, le savoir et le souvenir de la jeunesse.

Le monde, d’une manière collective — de génération à génération- a entendu la valeur de cette tradition.

La perte de celle-ci est un phéomène nouveau et peut-être dû (entre autre) socialement à une peur générale de la maladie, de la vie en elle-même, de l’inconnu, de la mort, de la perte de religion, du processus analytique en lui-même, et la rapidité de notre mode de vie. …


Many people keep hidden away odd rituals and childhood friends. Mine are shared now!

If you come to my office in Palo Alto, in a closet there sit 3 stuffed animals. They seem to be fine. I store wires and cables and extra keyboards near them and wonder at times about their needs. Do they have any? Am I insane?

If I want to fall asleep fast I go to a safe place — a memory of an event that no doubt did not really take place; days when these animals helped me build forts.

Once the castle was secured with smurfs at the lookout towers I would move to my bed, I was 5 or 6. The bed was huge and my boat. We could set sail! And we all sat about munching salmon and toasted cheese sandwiches as the wind blew us towards a new land. …

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Ardan Michael Blum

Swiss born Dachshund lover, with (generally) centrist political views. You will find here: French and English content from Geneva, Palo Alto and beyond.

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