Bethlehem, Palestinian Authority

Pilgrims have a hard time to keep silent in the Grotto of the Nativity, an underground cave located beneath the Church of the Nativity. There is a silver star in the floor that marks the place where Jesus was born. The main religion in Bethlehem nowadays is… Islam. December 2009. Les pèlerins ont des difficultés…

New York, USA

After several stays in New York, I finally had the opportunity to attend a show at the famous Radio City Hall. During the Christmas season, since 1932, the Rockettes present five shows a day. The show always includes leg kicks in a chorus line. December 2012. Après plusieurs séjours à New York, j’ai enfin eu la…

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Each float in the Rio Carnival parade has some guests: local politicians, singers, TV presenters, top models, etc. They stand on podiums where they wave at the Sambodromo audience. February 2006. Chaque char du Carnaval de Rio a son lot d’invités : politiques locaux, chanteurs, présentateurs télé, mannequins, etc. Ils sont placés sur des podiums…

Vienna, Austria

The Vienna State Opera is one of the few opera houses where you know the music will be good. Musicians also belong to the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra which is known as the best orchestra in the world. Stage productions may be old but no one really cares. And an evening at the ‘Wiener Staatsoper’ is…

Saint Martin, Caribbean

Beaches in Philipsburg are ready to welcome tourists who will get off their cruise ship for a few hours on the island. This is the Dutch part of Saint Martin. March 2009. A Philipsburg, les plages sont prêtes à accueillir les touristes qui vont descendre de leur bateau de croisière pour passer quelques heures sur…

Koh Ker, Cambodia

These two girls are fascinated by the Chinese gadgets they find on the local market. April 2010. Ces deux filles sont fascinées par les gadgets chinois en vente au marché local. Avril 2010.