An Hermitage Amongst Vines & Olives in Winter

In a few days, a new year will start near Beziers in Languedoc (Fr). Let's have a winter walk around this old Hermitage (St Antoine).

Ermitage St Antoine, Castelnau de Guers
Olive trees are full of fruits, tons are scattered around on my way.
Ermitage St Antoine, Castelnau de Guers
Vines are growing on this red earth, waiting for spring.
Ermitage St Antoine, Castelnau de Guers
Close up of the weird kind of rocks you can find in here.
Ermitage St Antoine, Castelnau de Guers
One last view of the Hermitage and goodbye.
Ermitage St Antoine, Castelnau de Guers

Navacelles Winter Walk

This place in the Larzac region is a little bit more than 1 hour north of Montpellier (FR) and pure bliss. It's basically a 500m high hole, for a 13km walk (4.30 hrs), with a village, a river and waterfalls down the hole.

Rando Cirque de Navacelles
Rando Cirque de Navacelles
The village mill is right at the bottom of everything, as far as it can be.
Rando Cirque de Navacelles
Rando Cirque de Navacelles
Rocks, rocks, rocks ... you're surrounded by whitened rocks. Everywhere.
Rando Cirque de Navacelles
Rando Cirque de Navacelles
Rando Cirque de Navacelles

Manila Vice

Today's the last day of the 5 months-long MIAM's exhibition named "Manila Vice" in Sète, FR. It shows contemporary Filipino artists we rarely get to see around here. It's a good time to publish some shots from it.

Can't wait to see the new exhibition.

Silo #5 (Montreal, QC)

Back in 2012, I had the opportunity to access the Silo #5 in Montreal, QC. If you've ever been to Montreal, you've probably seen those old abandoned industrial buildings on the old port.

Silo #5, View From Montreal's Old Port

It's a huge silo, abandoned. You can find some pictures on the internet from the rooftops, but inside shots are more rare. This visit is focused on the very inside of the abandoned grain silo.

Silo #5 Urbex
Rarely seen shots of the inside warehouse, where the cereals were stored.
Silo #5 Urbex

So if you like rusty tubes or pipes, check out the related gallery!

Silo #5 Urbex

Abandoned Places in Frontignan, FR

Here are some pictures from two abandoned places in the south of France (Frontignan), back in winter 2012. Both are heavily decayed, destroyed and very well known to the locals (this leads to that).

Frontignan Urbex - Entrepots Municipaux - Hangar

The first one is like an old warehouse containing sand, or salt or something, I didn't taste. The building is near the warehouse and looks like a regular business building.

Frontignan Urbex - Batiment Muré

It looks like multiple parts of the building burned multiple times repeatedly.

Frontignan Urbex - Batiment Muré
There might have been a bar or something, which happend to have closed there. Or maybe just the bar tender trashed his stuff on the abandoned yard.
Frontignan Urbex - Exterieur
Go see the related galleries. Or escape from the rooftop.
Frontignan Urbex - Entrepots Municipaux - Hangar

New Hosting

Starting today, The Lost Eyeway is running on a new server, hosted by Freq-Out, a great non-profit organisation aimed at helping image makers, sound artists, radio broadcasters, etc. going live on the internets with quality time and wonderful people. Everything should run much more smoothly now with the wonderful Koken CMS. I hope my friend at Short Ballads will follow soon.
MTL13-Street

Now most of the problems are addressed, images will be flowing in very soon!

a Day in Tolosa

Toulouse (FR) is this fourth biggest city in France, south west. A big massive river crosses it.

Toulouse

Its catholic christian roots are pretty obvious in some ways.

Toulouse
Toulouse

Downtown's old shady streets are a godsend when the heat goes up in summer.

Toulouse

Shops here look sometimes quite a bit crazy, like this non-sense east-asian shop with a hand-written, hand-painted storefront.

Toulouse - Asian Shop

Or this fortuneteller shop...

Toulouse

Streets are still crazily salmon-rose colored and mostly free from summer's heat

Toulouse

Some people might enjoy strange decoration on their balconies

Toulouse

Those days, there's some free music festivals in parks here and there, and people massively occupied both stages

Toulouse

Around the music festival park, they built a japanese garden (okay, it's much smaller than Montreal's one, but still...)

Toulouse, Japanese Garden

And finally you can be terrorised by a red-nosed monkey in most streets.

Toulouse

La Panacée (Montpellier, FR)

"La Panacée" is this new contemporary art place in Montpellier, France. I'm not really into this kind of stuff, but went there to check what was going on, as it's brand new and costed this country €13M with a 3 years delay.

The place is an old pharmaceutical university or something. The space is really great. After a first visit, I'm not sure what's inside the space is as great as the building.

La Panacee - Conversations Electriques

First thing you notice when you enter the place, is a restaurant. Strange for an art place, but why not.

La Panacee - Conversations Electriques
La Panacee - Conversations Electriques

You get those ongoing trendy 20th century technology-nostalgic memorablia (old phones, records etc.) you get almost in every arty-technological museum.

La Panacee - Conversations Electriques

A suspended wall of dozens of small LCD screens is displaying words, woah.

La Panacee - Conversations Electriques

Interesting, there's a radio broadcasting on FM locally! Unfortunately, nothing worked. No radio show, no working FM transmitters, radios stood silent. Sorry Radio Kompost, that was maybe a good idea, but it's a fail.

La Panacee - Conversations Electriques

Unsure I'll go back very often.

Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome

Hi there. This new Lost Eyeway web incarnation will hopefully last much longer than the previous one. I've been testing everything possible, available, cheap or expensive, self-hosted or as-a-service, for more than a year. Many were good, but none had all the features I wanted. Until Koken. I tried early beta versions, it was promising, and ultimately became what I was waiting for. Hosted at Gandi's cheap PaaS it looks like an excellent alternative to everything else I've tried. 

I hope to make available, over the months, some of the pictures I shoot and have been shooting here and there. Sometimes things will end up blogged in the "Live" or "Blog" section, sometimes a single picture will go to a specific album because I feel like it, sometimes a full set might be published.

I still don't know how everything will shape, topics, categories, tags etc., I don't know. The important bit is that the website is back online with endless possibilities. 

And my beloved Fuji X100 has finally been fixed (blocked aperture blades wide open after f/5.6), so content might flow in quickly. And there's years and years of stuff to sort, organise and publish. 

So: welcome!

Freezing Cold in Palavas, FR

Not everyday is sunny on the French Riviera.

Freezing Cold Palavas, March 2012

Hopefully, windsurfers are braver than I am.

Freezing Cold Palavas, March 2012

Have fun on the industrial rocks.

Freezing Cold Palavas, March 2012