Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The End.

Dear Readers and Friends!!!
Everything has an end...
and a new start as well.
(Hopefully!)
But this only means that
New Magic Mirror evolved into:
Please be sure to keep following us!
See you there!!!
Always yours,
Layla

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Beoga - 02.05.15 Morbegno

 
Beoga are an Irish folk music group.
They were formed in County Kerry in 2002 at the All-Ireland Fleadh although the original four members of the band hail from County Antrim and County Londonderry themselves.
The line-up features Damian McKee on accordion,
multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and
Eamon Murray on bodhrán and Niamh Dunne, from County Limerick, joined in 2005, on vocals and fiddle.
Their 2007 album mischief was voted one of the top folk albums of 2007 at the Live Ireland Music Awards and the German Music Awards. Their third album, the incident, was shortlisted for a 2010 Grammy Award nomination, in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category.
In that year they were awarded a U.S. House of Representatives Certificate of Congressional Recognition and
were described by the Wall Street Journal as "the most exciting traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century."
Source: Wikipedia
 

These guys brought pretty much energy and cheerfulness on stage!
Euphoria and jokes also.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This guy up here can switch instrument in 3 seconds!
 
 
 
 
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All Pictures taken by me.
(C) Maria Layla Barkat
Available as Prints on Request.
 
 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Old Times...Good Times!

Dear Readers and Friends!
This Easter Holiday in Cannes,
has been really special.
And we met a very special person
Stéphane Goasguen, 
professional photographer
who has been shooting
VIPs à la Croisette for
25 years!!!
 
 
Copyright (C) Photo Stéphane Goasguen, Collection Traverso.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
 
Chapeau!!!

He only shot with Canon

Film-cameras (respect!)
 




Copyright (C) Photo Stéphane Goasguen, Collection Traverso.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 
As a native-digital photographer,
I have to say that I got surprised by
the excellent exposure and metering
calculation, nowadays nearly everything
is automatic, pictures suffer from many issues
and basically everyone defines itself as a
photographer, maybe even
not knowing what exposure
really is!



Copyright (C) Photo Stéphane Goasguen, Collection Traverso.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
 
Copyright (C) Photo Stéphane Goasguen, Collection Traverso.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
 
Copyright (C) Photo Stéphane Goasguen, Collection Traverso.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
 
Solidarité en ligne :
cliquez ici pour soutenir
 

Easter in Cannes



Like in a postcard...
 
 
...les nuages...les beaux nuages...
 
 
Relax-time!
 


Beautiful to see (only to see)... taste let us down!
 



People waiting for the sun...
 

Tattoo enjoyed running on sand like crazy!
 
 
the sky above us
 

That's our mascotte's face when we come back
in the room to rest and wants
to climb and sleep on bed!!!
If he could speak,
he would probably say:
"Mamaaa pleaseee!"
 
Street-art.
 
A funny (maybe) customer.
 
A flag in the wind.
 
We loved the flowers, their amaaazing colours.
 
Germans love fast cars!
VIP from Hamburg.
Coffee-break at Giorgio's.
 
Giorgio's pyramid :)
 
Sicilian fashion or passion?
 

Italian style rules in Cannes!
 

Best patisserie in Cannes: Lenôtre.
New Magic Mirror warmly recommends
Lenotre
 


 Look who we met there!
Our friend LUCIANO LIGABUE.

 

And later, dulcis in fundo,
our favourite Italian restaurant in Cannes.

Angolo Italiano

18 r Commdt André, 06400 CANNES
Book now +33 4 93 39 82 57
 
 
It is a pity you can't enjoy the perfume of
this local sea-food.
Great taste!!!
 

...à bientôt, Cannes...
 
 See you soon PACA
 

Côte d'Azur ... is called like that for a reason!
Picture below taken from train.
 
 
All Pictures (C) Maria Layla Barkat
Available as Prints.