Archive for tag: Vincent van de Wijngaard
Sat. January 29th – Wed. February 2nd, 2011.
This film is a journey of discovery, bridging past and present, following the life of a man who lived and worked with extreme intensity. In his short and restless life, Vincent van Gogh lived and worked in no less than 26 locations in The Netherlands, England, Belgium and France.
Christmas Day 1989: Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena are shot dead by a firing squad, after a trial lasting less than two hours.
But was the world watching a people’s uprising, or a communist coup d’état? Not many Romanians like to talk about Nicolae Ceaucescu. Twenty years after the downfall of the tyrant’s despised regime, the memories are too close for comfort.
Vincent van de Wijngaard returns to Bucharest, to report on the aftermath of the most mysterious downfall of the cold war.
I have just arrived in Nice. If Paris is the distinctive old lady wearing a hat than Nice is the old man with a walking stick. Nice is the seaside town where painters like Matisse, Picasso but also sculptor Rodin found inspiration.
The blue of the Mediterranean looks washed out. The broad Quai des États-Unis is flanked with huge palm trees looking like pillars supporting the deep blue sky. This boulevard makes me think of the Ville Nouvelle in Casablanca. Silhouettes of pedestrians are reflected in the glass doors of former Hôtel Beau Rivage, at number 105, where painter Henri Matisse stayed during his first visit to the city.
A Christmas tree stands in the empty hall – polished brass handrails lead down a staircase.
Wall Street runs from East Broadway to South Street on East River, through the historical center of the financial district. Wall Street is the home of the first permanent Stock Exchange; over time Wall Street became the name of the surrounding geographic neighbourhood.
Anchored by Wall Street, New York City is the financial capital of the world. In 1789, Federal Hall and Wall Street were the scene of the United States’ first presidential inauguration.
The loss of The World Trade Center in September 2001 has spurred development of the Wall Street area on a scale that hasn’t been seen in decades.
In november 2008 US shares have fallen sharply amid increasing concerns over the state of world’s economy.