onsdag, september 30, 2009

The films I saw in September:

Shoot out, Henry Hathaway (1971);
Night at the Museum, Shawn Levy (2006);
Ghost Rider, Mark Steven Johnson (2007);
Les égarés, André Téchiné (2003);
De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté, Jacques Audiard (2005);
Eight Legged Freaks, Ellory Elkayem (2002);
Babylon A.D. Mathiey Kassovitz (2008);
Regarde les hommes tomber, Jacques Audiard (1994);
Goodbye Bafana, Bille August (2007);
The Tripper, David Arquette (2006);
House on Haunted Hill, William Castle (1959);
Mission Impossible III, J.J. Abrams (2006);
Appointment with Death, Michael Winner (1988);
Gomorra, Matteo Garrone (2008);
Liar, Liar, Tom Shadyac (1997);
Fracture (La Faille), Gregory Hoblit (2007);
Fallen (Le temoin du mal), Gregory Hoblit (1998);
Le mystère de la chambre jaune, Bruno Podalydès (2003);
J'attends quelqu'un, Jérôme Bonnell (2007);
World Trade Center, Oliver Stone (2006);
The Cat's Meow, Peter Bogdanovich (2001);
Les dents de la nuit, Stephen Cafiero & Vincent Lobelle (2008);
Mon petit doigt m'a dit... Pascal Thomas (2005);
Deux heures moins le quart avant Jésus-Christ, Jean Yanne (1982);
Sin City, Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez (2005);
La balance, Bob Swaim (1982);
Lemming, Dominik Moll (2005);
Très bien, merci, Emmanuelle Cuau (2007);
Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose? Eric Lartigau (2003);
La possibilité d'une île, Michel Houellebecq (2008);
Iron Man, Jon Favreau (2008);
Beaufort, Joseph Cedar (2007);
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle; Curtis Hanson (1992);
Le serpent, Eric Barbier (2006);
The Border, Tony Richardson (1982);
Les grandes vacances, Jean Girault (1967);
Rush Hour 2, Brett Ratner (2001);
Un soir...par hasard, Ivan Govar (1963);
The Producers, Mel Brooks (1968);
Adieu de Gaulle adieu, Laurent Herbiet (2009);
Versailles, Pierre Schöller (2008);
The Happening, M. Night Shyamalan (2008);
Rendition, Gavin Hood (2007);
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Billy Wilder (1970);
DeepStar Six, Sean S. Cunningham (1989);
99 francs, Jan Kounen (2007) +
one 'Inspector Barnaby' and one 'Columbo'

tisdag, september 29, 2009

49 years old!

49 is not 50 but as my mother always said: Each and every birthday is equally important wherefore she never understood why one should celebrate the 50th anniversary more than the 49th or 51st. Happy Birthday to Me!

söndag, september 20, 2009

Journées européennes du patrimoine 19-20/9. Château de Bouges

What is this? European Heritage Days?!

During these two days citizens in the participating countries have the possibility to visit certain buildings like castles, parliamental buildings and other interesting historical sites otherwise not open to the public. There will also be opportunities to discover local traditions within different cultural domains.
In some countries the interest for this event is enormous and France is one of those countries.

The European Day of Patrimony started in France in 1984, initiated by the French Minister for Culture Jack Lang and 49 countries participate by displaying not least buildings but also traditions particular for a specific country, province or region.
1991, several principles were defined within the European Union and these principles were:

- the European Heritage Days should take place during a weekend in September;
- the European Heritage Days allow the general public to visit monuments and sites all over Europe usually closed to the public;
- the buildings that are open all year round can contribute to the programme, providing that they offer special activities, such as guided visits, exhibitions, concerts, lectures;
- the visits should be free of charge or offered at a reduced price;
- the European Heritage Days programme should include the organisation of specific activities that will involve the general public and, in particular, young people and school pupils; all participating countries are asked to use the official name "European Heritage Days". Those countries that set up such initiatives before 1991 under a different name are invited to mention clearly that it takes place "within the framework of the European Heritage Days";
- the logos of the European Heritage Days, the Council of Europe and the European Commission should appear on all European Heritage Days' promotional material; the European Heritage Days' flag should be flown from all buildings open to the public during the event.

We spent Saturday and Sunday in the realm of the 'patrimoine':
Saturday in the former convent Abbaye de Varennes where we talked to the proprietor of the chapel/convent and one of the proprietors of the house and garden, an american painter.

Sunday: Château de Bouges with - among other things - a magnificant garden (80 hectares).







(Picture poster copied from: http://www.exposition-paris.info/wp-content/journee-europeenne-du-patrimoine.jpg)

söndag, september 13, 2009

My raspberry cake

One of the few things I like to use the kitchen for, is to make this kind of cakes.
Either that, pan cakes or waffles and this time I made this raspberry cake. It was good!!