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If there is one type of music I really can’t stand to listen to, it is opera. Sorry opera lovers. And so, I resisted watching the French language film Marguerite for quite some time. This was a mistake!
Marguerite is a film inspired by Florence Foster Jenkins who was a true opera afficiando but who could not sing. In the film Marguerite, Marguerite Dumont is played by the wonderful Catherine Frot. Marguerite is a wealthy woman whose deepest wish is to become a famous opera singer. There is but one problem – Marguerite Dumont cannot sing for toffee. Indeed, when she does sing, she belts out one discordant and ear-splitting note after another. Marguerite’s sycophantic friends, her husband and her staff pretend to adore her singing and she waltzes along in a fantasy world believing she has the voice of an operatic angel. She hasn’t (and not by a long shot).
Marguerite is a beautiful made film with magnificent performances from Catherine Frot, the man who plays her husband, André Marcon and especially Marguerite’s highly supportive butler, Madelbos – played excellently by Denis Mpunga. I am sure that we will see much more of Denis Mpunga in international films in the future.
Marguerite, set in the decadent 1920s, is wonderfully constructed and photographed film and I recommend it highly.
I give Marguerite the PhotoNomad 10/10 rating plus two ticks, three stars and four cherries on top!
This clever little device caught my eye and for around US$275, it costs much less than a drone and has interesting possibilities.
Here for more details.
It shouldn’t be this way.
“Where there is a lack of sanitation, human waste often returns to the environment untreated, affecting human health and degrading ecosystems.”
We should all be helping here.
Please click on the Soundcloud link below, close your eyes and join me on the streets of Amsterdam for the King’s Day (27 April) celbrations. Amsterdam turns into one big street party on King’s Day and boats with very loud sound systems and celebrating crew members tour the city’s canals having what can only be described as a very good time!
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A new and self-appointed king spotted in the streets of Amsterdam during the King’s Day celebrations.
If you are going to party in Holland on King’s Day, then party in orange!
The King’s Day, Amsterdam (6):The Orange Crew
Please take a look at the video below which shows images from the King’s Day celebrations in Amsterdam yesterday. Amsterdam was rocking!!!!
When you gotta go, you gotta go!!
The Any Port in a Storm Moment…
It looks like orange snow but it is a confetti bomb going off. The whole area showered in orange confetti – all part of the 2018 King’s Day celebrations in Amsterdam yesterday
Bare naked ladies spotted in Amsterdam earlier today…
The Bare Naked Ladies
Two disturbing images!
Donald Trump gets pelted with eggs during the King’s Day celebrations in Amsterdam today.
It’s the King’s Day in the Netherlands today. Amsterdam turns vivid orange!