Idah, Nigeria

I witnessed this almost biblical scene on a small hill facing the Niger river. This woman was pouring rice from one bowl to another in order to separate rice husks from the grain. There are many cultures in the Idah area due to the proximity to the river. February 1990 J’ai observé cette scène presque…

Petra, Jordan

This shepard who looks like Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ was having tea in front a tourist shop in Petra. He belongs to one of the many nomadic Bedouin tribes you meet in the Jordan desert. February 2012. Ce berger qui ressemble à Johnny Depp dans « Pirates des Caraïbes » prenait le thé devant…

Maastricht, Netherlands

Maastricht is a true cycling city since cars are not allowed in the center. This gives the old city a romantic flavor. But it is still preserved from mass tourism. October 2013. Maastricht est une ville pour les cyclistes car les voitures ne sont pas autorisées dans le centre. Cela donne à la vieille ville…

Dublin, Ireland

After dark, the Temple Bar area is the center for nightlife, with many tourist-focused bars, restaurants and pubs. In the daytime, it is quieter but some young people still meet there. October 2010. A la tombée du jour, le quartier de Temple Bar est le centre de la vie nocturne, avec beaucoup de bars à…

Rome, Italy

The baths of Caracalla are used as an opera stage in summer months. That night, they gave Puccini’s Turandot. Giovanna Casolla (born 1945) sang the lead role. A role she had sung in the Forbidden City in Beijing in 1998 and on many stages in the world for more than two decades. August 2007. Les…

Pushkar, India

I met this young Indian man on the banks of the holy lake in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India and a big religious center. Shiva’s tears are said to have created the pond. The young man may look like a beggar but he is a sadhu, someone who…