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June 10, 2014

drink and be drunken

from way way back in 2004 whilst meandering around qingdao with my very first digital camera (a SONY V1).
don't be fooled by the innocuous appearance of these bottles - they contain a drink best avoided but always imposed upon: 'baijiu' 白酒 ("bye joe"), a vile eau-de-vie distilled from sorghum, rice, wheat or whatever grass-like plant happens to grow near the hooch boiler. this pallet of bottles is a mere partial array of a week's consumption at a local restaurant. come to think of it, this looks more like one night's worth of imbibing.

bottle wall • qingdao, china    © marc montebello all rights reserved

bottle wall • qingdao, china

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June 09, 2014

slow going

it had been a very long time since my last post but then i came across this guy last week and realised fate was knocking on my door. more to come!

'slow going' • north hero, vermont    © marc montebello all rights reserved

'slow going' • north hero, vermont

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March 21, 2014

more metro

some archival photos from a classic montréal era.

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March 20, 2014

the first metro ride

here's a snippet from ottavio's very first ride in the metro. the wonderment looks familiar.. in 1967 my own maiden trip through the montréal underground was with my dad to expo67. the metro was new-fangled in those days and quite a spectacle through the eyes of an 8 year old. the scent of burnt cherry wood (used for the metro's brake shoes) was more pervasive then but whenever i do catch a sniff of it now, it brings back very fond memories of that day.
with the reverie of those shiny racing-striped blue cars still reeling in my head, re-surfacing on île ste helène that morning was a complete sensory overload. it was as if being transported into the future.

first metro ride • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reserved

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first metro ride• montréal

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March 04, 2014

mes nids de poules

and i thought they were a road hazard..

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January 31, 2014

old wrappings

a wrapping for italian oranges that was hidden away for years as storage packing material. translation of the label, "the trusted brand of francofonte (sicily) - 'two kittens' extra dark oranges".

due gattini • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reserved

due gattini • montréal

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world press legs

worldly pressed • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reserved

worldly pressed • montréal

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January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94

the troubadour you just assumed would be around forever.

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January 27, 2014

The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast

would he?

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Marlboro ad man Eric Lawson dies of chronic lung disease

can you say, irony?

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January 26, 2014

canada rustage

part of the massive, abandoned silo #5 complex on mill street in montréal.

canada rustage • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reserved

canada rustage • montréal

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January 22, 2014

midknight orange

midknight orange #3156 • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reserved

midknight orange #3156 • montréal

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grande pomme

pomegranate, up close and personal.

grenade • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reserved

grenade • montréal

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January 21, 2014

needing pizza

though i can barely consume the stuff myself, the rest of our clan definitely enjoyed mommy's first focaccian foray.

needing pizza • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reservedneeding pizza • montréal pomodoro pizza • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reservedpomodoro pizza • montréal prosciutto pizza • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reservedprosciutto pizza • montréal prodotto finale • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reserved

fare la pizza • montréal

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January 20, 2014

lost in time

lost in time • qingdao, china    © marc montebello all rights reserved

lost in time • qingdao, china

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January 19, 2014

more cold, ugh.

curb-side ugg knockoffs in china. price tag: about 17 bucks.

ugh's • qingdao, china    © marc montebello all rights reserved

ugh's • qingdao, china

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January 17, 2014

take me to the river

river crossing • near vang vieng, laos    © marc montebello all rights reserved

river crossing • near vang vieng, laos

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January 16, 2014

on the strip

strip mall • luang prabang, laos    © marc montebello all rights reserved

strip mall • luang prabang, laos

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blind spot

found this one whilst rummaging through old folders.

boxcar run • nam mo, laos    © marc montebello all rights reserved

boxcar run • nam mo, laos

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January 08, 2014

for you mom..

three days and four years after dad, my beautiful, dearest mother was born.
the beginning of another year, the refrain of cherished memories. we miss you mum.

erra genisi

erra genisi

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January 05, 2014

buon compleanno papa

as the time since you left us progresses, our longing swells.

ottavio 'hector' montebello ottavio 'hector' montebello

ottavio 'hector' montebello

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January 02, 2014

for f•ck's sake

latest readings from montreal outpost, earth quadrant, milky way sector.

hypothermic living • montréal

hypothermic living • montréal

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December 27, 2013

quatre ans déjà

it's christmas again..

birthday boy • montréal    © marc montebellobirthday boy • montréal neighbours' worst enemy • montréal    © marc montebello all rights reserved

neighbours' worst enemy • montréal

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December 24, 2013

merry funkmas!

a very funky xmas to all

a very funky xmas to all

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December 23, 2013


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