Versailles – Paris (Tour de France)

tourdefrance 127 (FILEminimizer)Nothing is sadder than a smile on a face of a greeter…, especially when all they do is smile…, and wave.

tourdefrance 047 (FILEminimizer)You could see it as a retrospective of consumerism — retro and a specter on the road; and it doesn’t matter if this is a vintage or the latest model, the notion is vintage, as vintage as the color fury of the nineties — the color fury that brought down the black and white aesthetics East of the Berlin Wall.

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tourdefrance 036 (FILEminimizer)Infantilism defines the aesthetic universe that took over. Infantilism defines consumerism regardless of the target age.

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The size of the stuffed animal doesn’t matter: it can be a giant stuffed toy saddling a miniature vehicle, or a quantity of small stuffed toys littering the dashboard of a giant truck — too much, too much of everything anywhere you look.

tourdefrance 080 (FILEminimizer)I am not going to eat that, and neither should you, not even if they pay you to eat. Now you know it’s no good. They say there is still hunger somewhere. Hunger? When the problem is no longer how to get something to eat, but rather how not to eat, all food is junk food.

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tourdefrance 088 (FILEminimizer)  Who cares how bright the colors are, they don’t cheer anyone up. So stop waving. You are annoying. Don’t you see none of this moves anyone. Your horse is a marry-go-round horse. So stop smiling, stop driving…. This caravan is going nowhere.

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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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