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Having New Eyes

Posted in Mobilis in Mobile with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2010 by designldg

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
(Marcel Proust – French Novelist and Author, 1871-1922)

Phileas Fogg’s balloon was now reaching the top of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.
Everyone was happy up there knowing that the real voyage was only starting, they didn’t know yet which amazing landscapes they would see nor who would join them onboard.
So far Phileas Fogg and Passepartout invited Jules Verne, Marcel Proust, Tulsidas and the great Kabir to join them among the ship of dreams and this was of great promise…

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Imagination at the Wind’s Will

Posted in Mobilis in Mobile with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2010 by designldg

“Imagination is like a lofty building reared to meet the sky – fancy is a balloon that soars at the wind’s will”
(Frank Gelett Burgess – American artist, poet and author, 1866 – 1951)

This is the 500 years old Durga Temple (मुगलसराय सिटी), located in Ramnagar on the opposite bank to Varanasi (Benaras).
We came by boat, it was a long trip then and we had to find a rickshaw in order to reach that place which was far away.
At the gate a pandit refused to let us go in because it was time for him to have a nap.
Hopefully Phileas Fogg offered to join him in his balloon in order to see that amazing temple from the sky above the clouds.

Mobilis in Mobile

Posted in Mobilis in Mobile with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2010 by designldg

“Mobilis in Mobile.”

(Jules Verne ,”Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” published in 1869)

This image is using Nemo’s motto “mobilis in mobile” which means “mobile in a mobile element” in order to link those pictures about gothicism which are becoming the site of many extraordinary voyages in a hot-air balloon filled with hydrogen.

This is a side view of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

Watch “Mobilis In Mobile” a video by L’Affaire Louis Trio, a popular french group: