Wednesday, January 6, 2010

10 years ago and Biennale X NOW

Our friend Monique from Australia, who was here 10 years ago and whom I have not seen since, just sent me these photographs of us (and her delightful baby Sabine) in Chatenay. My oh my, don't we look young? Actually, David looks exactly the same!

Today was the kids' first day of school and they loved it! Their teachers are from the UK and Canada and are so sweet. Guthrie already has a good friend, Jakob, from Deutschland and Harper is friends with Selma. It is a very cool school with lots of art, music, swimming and French classes. We are hoping to sign Guthrie up for private piano lessons so he can continue where he left off. The school is the International School of Lyon, 20 minutes driving from our street. It's fairly new and has 150 students total from pre-Kindergarten to the end of High School.

David and I felt strange driving off without them - the first time alone in weeks. I had just enough time to do a load of laundry and some grocery shopping before I had to go pick them up, but it felt good to have some quiet alone time and to know the kids were engaged with other kids at school = VOILA!

Here are some photos from the Lyon Biennale:

La Sucriere, an old sugar factory along the river = Lyon Biennale X venue, Gauche/Droite by Rigo 23

Sugar Cones at the bottom of an old sugar shoot by Latifa Echakhch

Banging gate by Shilpa Gupta

Moving baby buggy on tracks with red liquid by Eulalia Valldosera

Raining red text, "The Second Seal - Every Being That Opposes Progress Shall Be Food For You," by Tsang Kinwah

Les CAbanes d'Agnes/Agnes' Huts, 2006-09, Agnes Varda

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