Hôtel Rouge – au bord de la seine

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Au fond de la seine
Il y a de l’or,
Des bateaux rouilles,
Des bijoux, des armes.
Au fond de la seine
Il y a des morts.
Au fond de la seine
Il y a des larmes.

Au fond de la seine
Il y a des fleurs,
De vase et de boue
Elles sont nourries.
Au fond de la seine
Il y a des cœurs
Qui souffrirent trop
Pour vivre la vie…

(…)

Accueille le pauvre
Accueille la femme
Accueille l’ivrogne,
Accueille le fou,
Mêle leurs sanglots
Au bruit de tes larmes
Et porte leur cœur
Et porte leur cœur
Et porte leur cœur
Parmi les cailloux…

(Maurice Magre / Kurt Weill, Complainte De La Seine)

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27 thoughts on “Hôtel Rouge – au bord de la seine

  1. you’re the first post i see after my summer break.. and wow, what a return!!! I love the energy that jump out of your pic…. smiling to you Kari…

    • Life…
      Thank you!!

      At the bottom of the Seine
      there is gold,
      rusting boats,
      jewels, weapons.
      At the bottom of the Seine
      there are dead bodies.
      At the bottom of the Seine
      there are tears.

      At the bottom of the Seine
      there are flowers,
      in their vase of mud,
      they are nourished by silt. (silt, slime)
      At the bottom of the Seine
      there are the hearts
      that suffered greatly
      from having lived life…

      (…)

      Welcoming the poor one,
      welcoming the woman,
      welcoming the drunkard,
      welcoming the insane one,
      Mixing their sobs
      to the sound of your tears,
      And carrying their heart,
      and carrying their heart,
      and carrying their soul (coeur- heart; soul)
      Among the rocks…

  2. Yes, beautiful stuff, Kari – I especially like the set of photos – having the corridor central works very well, and I think my favourites from these images are the ones directly above and below the corridor shot. The shot with your eyes closed shows resignation, grief, and revulsion maybe – and you’re looking away from those reflections on the right. Whereas the shot below has you anxiously running away from something. Hope you’re fine! Adrian

  3. I won’t try a deep interpretation of this serie, but there’s some serious sense of turmoil in there for sure… some kind of urgency… cinematic vibe, too… and matched with the text, it is quite dramatic… while staying mysterious… j’adore…

    • …je suis très contente pour votre interprétation… (…oh, my rusty french!! hahaha…)
      Merci beaucoup chère Ben!!

      …and your/my assignment is not forgotten… (…smiling so much…)

      • Your french was very good this time, actually…

        …and no rush with with the recording…

        Anyway, I’m in a sort of rock & roll mourning of Schultz phase, right now… I just want to share some of his music, not my own stuff…

        But I still smile…

  4. Magnificent Kari. They need to be printed very small, so you have to peer into them, get very close and the colour would be deep and intense, like a Douglas Sirk film. x

    • Oh, Tim… many thanks!!
      When I did only analogue, I always did the printing part, any size! …but now, “digital era” I almost don´t think about the printing part…thank you for reminding me that part it is truly important… and of course, the Douglas Sirk part of your comment really made my day!! (…smiling and smiling…)

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