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“ESSENCES OF BENARAS” – A Photography Exhibition

Posted in 7 - Events, Publications & Press with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2011 by designldg

Katy Sroussy
Présente

“ESSENCES DE BENARES”
Une exposition évènement
de
LAURENT GOLDSTEIN

Vernissage mardi 5 avril 2011
A partir de 17h
Suivi d’un orchestre argentin pour danser quelques pas de tango après 20h

Exposition du lundi 4 au mercredi 6 avril

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Katy Sroussy
Presents

“ESSENCES OF BENARAS”
A Photography Exhibition
of
LAURENT GOLDSTEIN

Opening Tuesday, the 5th of April 2011
From 5:00 PM
An Argentine orchestra will allow you to dance a few steps of tango after 8:00 PM

From Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th April

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Galerie 7 Parnassiens
16-18 rue Delambre / 98 boulevard Montparnasse
75014 PARIS
(Entrée par le cinema)
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• Les bénéfices de la vente des tirages photographiques de cette exposition permettront de soutenir le combat mené par Laurent pour la scolarisation des enfants de Benares et d’apporter une aide aux différentes associations combattant pour le respect des Droits de l’Homme auxquelles il collabore à travers son travail au sein de RED HALO.
• Des écharpes en soie ou en laine ainsi que des plaids de la nouvelle collection RED HALO seront proposés à un tarif exceptionnel afin de soutenir l’association GURIA de Benares qui combat l’exploitation des enfants et des femmes.
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• Profits from the sale of the photo prints will allow to sustain Laurent’s commitment for children education in Benares and to provide some help to a few organizations fighting for the respect of Human Rights and connected to his work through RED HALO.
• Silk or woollen scarves and throws from the new collection of RED HALO will be sold at special price with the aim of helping GURIA in Benaras, a Human Rights organisation fighting against the sexual exploitation of women and children, particularly those forced into prostitution and trafficking.

GURIA:
www.flickr.com/photos/designldg/sets/72157623842267173/
RED HALO on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42106173268&ref=mf

For any further informations, public disposal, sales or copyrights you may contact LA COLLECTION at:
v.martingay@lacollection.eu
Tel : + 33 1 42 85 01 65

 

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“Il Desiderio Mio Di Te”

Posted in Music, the Universal language with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by designldg

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“Il Desiderio Mio Di Te (My Desire For You)”

FRANCESCA:
Paolo! Paolo!

PAOLO:
O mia vita, non fu mai tanto folle
Il desiderio mio di te. Sentivo
Già venir meno
Dentro al core gli spiriti
Che vivono degli occhi tuoi. La forza
Mi si perdeva nella notte, uscitami
Dal petto, come un fiume
Terribile di sangue fiagorosa;
E paura n’avea l’anima mia.

[Più e più volte lei reclinata bacia sui capelli appassionatamente.]
(From “Francesca da Rimini” – Libretto by Tito Ricordi after the tragedy of the same name by Gabriele d’Annunzio)

This is a close-up of Svetla Vassileva & Roberto Alagna during the rehearsal of “Francesca da Rimini”.
First performance will start January the 31st.
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Stage director: Giancarlo Del Monaco
Costumes: Maria Filippi
Sets: Carlo Centolavigna
Lighting: Hans Rudolf Kunz

 

The Fatal Passion

Posted in Music, the Universal language with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by designldg

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“Only he felt he could no more dissemble,
And kissed her, mouth to mouth, all in a tremble.
Sad were those hearts, and sweet was that long kiss:
Sacred be love from sight, whate ‘er it is.
Thne world was all fotrgot, the struggle o’er,
Desesperare te Joy.
-That day they read no more.”
(from “The Story of Rimini”, A poem by Leigh Hunt)

Svetla Vassileva & Roberto Alagna during the rehearsal of “Francesca da Rimini”.
First performance will start January the 31st.
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Stage director: Giancarlo Del Monaco
Costumes: Maria Filippi
Sets: Carlo Centolavigna
Lighting: Hans Rudolf Kunz

Peace on Earth

Posted in Christianity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2010 by designldg

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“I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!”.
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – American Poet, 1807-1882)

May you have the real spirit of Christmas and cherish peace and goodwill.
Merry Christmas.
This is another detail of the the sculptures around the main gate of the west facade of Notre Dame de Paris which is a Gothic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris in France.

 

A Good Time

Posted in Christianity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2010 by designldg

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“I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!”
(Charles Dickens – English novelist, 1812-1870)

I am wishing a Merry Christmas to everyone.
Here in Benaras Christmas always takes different shades of colours and the spirit of this celebration is almost in everything that comes along my way.
Christmas comes once a year but why not keeping it within the heart for the rest of the year…

(I take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind mails, comments and messages which I unfortunately can’t answer in time because of my awful internet connection which keeps on coming and going…)

This picture was two years ago, it is a detail of the the sculptures around the main gate of the west facade of Notre Dame de Paris which is a Gothic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris in France.

Christmas in My Heart

Posted in Christianity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2010 by designldg

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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.”(Charles Dickens – English novelist, 1812-1870)
I am wishing a Merry Christmas to everyone .Here in Benaras Christmas always takes different shades of colours and the spirit of this celebration is almost in everything that comes along my way.Christmas comes once a year but why not keeping it within the heart for the rest of the year…
(I take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind mails, comments and messages which I unfortunately can’t answer in time because of my awful internet connection which keeps on coming and going…)
This picture was two years ago, it is a detail of the the sculptures around the main gate of the west facade of Notre Dame de Paris which is a Gothic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris in France.

“LIGHTS OF BENARAS” – A Photography Exhibition

Posted in 7 - Events, Publications & Press with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2010 by designldg

Katy Sroussy
Présente

“LUMIERES DE BENARES”
Une exposition évènement
de
LAURENT GOLDSTEIN

Du 5 au 7 Novembre 2010
Vernissage samedi 6 novembre 2010
de 16h30 à 20h30

Ce moment sera filmé par Stéphane Ferrara pour les besoins de son film retraçant le parcours et la vie de Laurent.
Ce sera également l’occasion de présenter une sélection de photos du livre réalisé en collaboration avec Dominique Cantien qui sera publié prochainement, et de fêter Diwali, la fête des Lumières qui marque le début de la nouvelle année en Inde.

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Katy Sroussy
Presents

“LIGHTS OF BENARAS”
A Photography Exhibition
of
LAURENT GOLDSTEIN

From the 5ft to the 7th of November 2010
Opening Saturday, the 6th of November 2010
From 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM

This moment will be shot by Stéphane Ferrara for the purpose of his movie related to the story and the life of Laurent.
It will also be the opportunity to show some pictures from the book done with Dominique Cantien which will be released soon and to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights and the begining of the Indian new year.

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Galerie 7 Parnassiens
16-18 rue Delambre / 98 boulevard Montparnasse
75014 PARIS
(Entrée par le cinema)

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• Les bénéfices de la vente des tirages photographiques de cette exposition permettront de soutenir le combat mené par Laurent pour la scolarisation des enfants de Benares et d’apporter une aide aux différentes associations combattant pour le respect des Droits de l’Homme auxquelles il collabore à travers son travail au sein de RED HALO.

• Profits from the sale of the photo prints will allow to sustain Laurent’s commitment for children education in Benares and to provide some help to a few organizations fighting for the respect of Human Rights and connected to his work through RED HALO.

 

 

The Symbol of the Cross

Posted in Christianity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2010 by designldg

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History shows that the cross was used centuries before Christ.
“From its simplicity of form, the cross has been used both as a religious symbol and as an ornament, from the dawn of man’s civilization.
Various objects, dating from periods long anterior to the Christian era, have been found, marked with crosses of different designs, in almost every part of the old world.
India, Syria, Persia and Egypt have all yielded numberless examples, while numerous instances, dating from the later Stone Age to Christian times, have been found in nearly every part of Europe.
The use of the cross as a religious symbol in pre-Christian times, and among non-Christian peoples, may probably be regarded as almost universal, and in very many cases it was connected with some form of nature worship”.
(The Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed., 1910, Vol. 7, pg. 506. Emphasis ours.)

The surprising thing is that the Christian use of the cross did not begin until the time of Constantine, three centuries after Christ.
Archaeologists have not found any Christian use of the symbol before that time.
According to one writer (W. E. Vine, Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, article “Cross”), the cross as a “Christian” symbol was taken directly from the pagans.

The New Testament does not specifically describe the instrument upon which Christ died, though Acts 5:30; 10:39; and 13:28-29 refer to it as a “tree.”
The Greek word xulon, translated “tree” in these verses, can mean a stick, club, tree, stake, or other wooden articles.
There is absolutely no evidence that God’s true church ever used the cross symbol for any purpose.
Nowhere does the Bible command its use however, throughout the world, people universally regard the cross as THE symbol of Christianity.
Among Christians it recalls the crucifixion of Jesus and humanity’s redemption thereby.
The Christian form of blessing by tracing a cross over oneself or another person or thing.

This cross is the reflection of a light on a wall in the Église de Saint-Eustache which is a church in the Ier arrondissement of Paris, built between 1532 and 1632.
It was shot during the midnight Mass celebrated on Christmas Eve.

Some Secrets of Life

Posted in Dreaming a Museum with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by designldg


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“Of all our games, love’s play is the only one which threatens to unsettle our soul, and is also the only one in which the player has to abandon himself to the body’s ecstasy.
…Nailed to the beloved body like a slave to a cross, I have learned some secrets of life which are now dimmed in my memory by the operation of that same law which ordained that the convalescent, once cured, ceases to understand the mysterious truths laid bare by illness, and that the prisoner, set free, forgets his torture, or the conqueror, his triumph passed, forgets his glory.”
(Quotes from “Memoirs of Hadrian” by French writer Marguerite Yourcenar)

Antinoüs (111–130) was a member of the entourage of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, to whom he was beloved.
Antinous was deified after his death.
This marble statue stands at Le Louvre museum it allowed me to try a Canon EOs 500D.

 

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Lady of Athens

Posted in Dreaming a Museum with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2010 by designldg

“A day can press down all human things, and a day can raise them up.
But the gods embrace men of sense and abhor the evil.”
(Athena to Odysseus. Sophocles, Ajax 130)

This huge statue of Athena, known as the Pallas of Velletri, was found in Velletri in the eighteenth century.
It is a copy of a bronze effigy, now lost, known from Roman copies and fragments of antique casts, found in Baia, near Naples and attributed to Cresilas, a Cretan sculptor.
It has been on display in the Louvre since December 1803 where I took this picture.