Winter's coming fast today. Looks like no one wants to have a sit outside anymore. Streets are being deserted, Cafés are feeling lonely and even the sun seems to be dying. Everything just happens to be cold and grey.
Not as easy as it seems. If I really have to chose 6 things that make my happy, I'll go for these ones at the moment :
- - Attending good rock'n'roll gigs
- - Spending time with close friends and family
- - Having a nice diner with cheese, wine and friends again!
- - My lovely black kitten (best cat in the world, believe me!)
- - Being able to do something with my voice (though I wouldn't call that "singing" yet!)
- - Finally being able to think that not all my pictures are rubbish!
Today you'll be treated to 2 pics for the price of 1 (!) because I'm really late in my posting.
I also wanted to thank Stormel from Oslo Daily Photo for giving me the "Blogging Friends Forever" Award. I'm supposed to pass it on to 5 fellow bloggers of my choice according to the following rules :
1. Only five people are allowed
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award
So here are my choices for this award (random order):
- Evry Daily Photo (Olivier)
- Peter's Paris
- Saint Louis Daily Photo (Strangetastes)
- Seattle Daily Photo (Kim)
- Invisible Paris (Adam).
Have a nice week-end everyone.
I'm a bit short in time at the moment. I came back from Clermont-Ferrand at 3am this morning (I went there to see my favourite band, The Kills, play!!!) and I didn't have time to prepare a new pic for today. Plus some stupid fuckers (sorry!) destroyed the back windscreen of my car so I've got to get it fixed this afternoon. GRrrrrrrrrrr!
But don't worry everything will be back to normal tomorrow. I'm shooting Moriarty tonight and you'll be able to see the pics tomorrow.
The two bands playing were Left Lane Cruiser (blues) and Elliott Brood (folk rock). It was a brilliant evening with two great, great bands!
I chatted a bit with the guys in Elliott Brood at the end of the gig and they don't just play excellent music, they're real nice people too!
If you want to listen to their music, here is a little tune, not my favourite but I haven't found it on deezer.com. But you can visit their website and have a listen to "Write it all down for you"...
I'm sorry for being so late in my posting but I've got a little problem with my arms so I can't really take pictures at the moment and I'm very slow processing the older ones. But don't worry I'm not stopping posting and today's picture is coming soon.
The usual translation is as follows:
- Sator :'Sower', 'planter'
- Arepo :Likely an invented proper name; its similarity with arrepo, from ad repo, 'I creep towards', is coincidental
- Tenet :'he holds'
- Opera :'works', '(cares)', 'efforts'
- Rotas :'wheels'
The word arepo is enigmatic, appearing nowhere else in Latin literature. Most of those who have studied the Sator Square agree that it is a proper name, either an adaptation of a non-Latin word or most likely a name invented specifically for this sentence. Jerome Carcopino thought that it came from a Celtic, specifically Gaulish, word for plough. David Daube argued that it represented a Hebrew or Aramaic rendition of the Greek Αλφα ω, or "Alpha-Omega" by early Christians. J. Gwyn Griffiths contended that it came, via Alexandria, from the attested Egyptian name Ḥr-Ḥp, which he took to mean "the face of Apis " (extract from Wikipedia).
Le carré palindromique SATOR
Ce carré magique constitue une exception par son ancienneté, sa sophistication et son mystère. C'est un carré de 5 x 5 en latin, qui compose un palindrome aussi bien en lecture horizontale qu'en lecture verticale. Il est constitué des cinq mots SATOR, AREPO, TENET, OPERA, et ROTAS.
Le mot arepo est un hapax (mot qui n' a qu'une seule occurrence dans la littérature) et plusieurs interprétations lui ont été appliquées. Il serait soit un nom propre, soit une forme gauloise du mot charrue comme le propose Jérome Carcopino, soit une forme hébraïque ou une allusion au dieu Apis. Les autres mots signifient : sator, le laboureur - tenet, (il /elle) tient ou dirige - opera, l'œuvre, le travail - rotas, les roues.
De nombreux exégètes se sont penchés sur la signification qu'on peut donner à cette suite de mots, plusieurs versions sont possibles, faisant intervenir des grilles religieuses, alchimiques, numérologiques ou kabbalistiques.
Les traductions les plus simples et littérales étant : « Le laboureur guidant la charrue travaille en tournant » ou encore « Le semeur Arepo conduit les roues avec soin ».
La plus ancienne représentation de ce carré a été trouvée dans la villa de Pasquius Proculus et de son épouse dans les ruines de Pompéi, ce qui le date au moins de 79 apr. J.-C. Par la suite, on le retrouve en de nombreux lieux, principalement des monuments religieux chrétiens en de nombreux endroits du monde (extrait de Wikipedia).
Ce parking hélicoïdal, construit entre 1928 et 1935 se trouve rue Bressieux. J'ai du y passer environ 5 minutes, pas plus, car je n'avais pas le temps, mais il faut vraiment que j'y retourne. Et cette fois armée des bonnes optiques et avec un trépied car il y a des millions de photos à prendre ici !
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