Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mardi Gras,

The Last seven days have been the busiest days ever. Besides preparing my lectures, I had planed to go to the CAA (College Art Association) 2007 annual meeting in New York. I managed to go there for two days of the 4-day conference. I loved the Visual Culture sessions; speaking of Love we also celebrated Valentine’s Day so Happy Valentine’s Day! Then I had a toothache, which is better now.

And finally we got a chance to see Letters from Iwo Jima (2006). The twin movie of Flags of Our Fathers was also directed by Clint Eastwood and it is based on a book by Iris Yamashita. Compare to the Flags it has an interesting story and as the result it is a better movie. Letters from Iwo Jima doesn’t have an enforcing voice-over, and the narration is rightly limited to the readings of some letters that the Japanese soldiers, stock in the deserted island, wrote to their families in the Main Land; letters that didn't get there on time. Iwo Jima's tale, like Flags of Our Fathers, starts by the discovery of these letters in the present time and continues as a collection of flashbacks. I think it is an (A) movie.

Today, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) festival is being celebrated in New Orleans. Here are some photos that I took from the hurricane Katrina’s Festival in the 9th ward in New Orleans. Also some pictures of our icy lake in Princeton, where people enjoy ice skating.

Ninth Ward, New Orleans, 2007

Ninth Ward, New Orleans, 2007

Ninth Ward with Cowboy, New Orleans, 2007

Ninth Ward, New Orleans, 2007

The Musician Village, New Orleans, 2007
under construction by the help of volunteers

Take a Walk on the Carnegie Lake, Princeton, Feb. 2007

Ice Skating on the Carnegie lake, Princeton, Feb. 2007

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