Albany, Oregon

Albany is a small city located in the Willamette valley. In the summer, there used to be a fun fair with all kinds of rides. July 1989. Albany est une petite ville située dans la vallée de la Willamette. L’été, il y avait une fête foraine avec toutes sortes de manèges. Juillet 1989.

Palermo, Italy

This religious celebration in honor of Saint Rosalie, called the festino, is held each year mid-July. In the evening of July 15, a sacred procession with the reliquary of the Saint (kept in Palermo’s cathedral) goes down Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, preceded by the banners of many pious societies. July 2008. Cette fête religieuse en l’honneur…

Zaria, Nigeria

Zaria is a city in northern Nigeria you can no longer access these days as a foreigner. Years ago, the atmosphere was already heavy. In the streets, you would meet boys on their way to the Koranic school. They were forced to memorise the Quran. March 1990. Zaria est une ville du Nord du Nigeria…

Moscow, Russia

When I saw this girl on the Red Square, there is one thing that came to my mind: a song by French crooner Gilbert Becaud, called Nathalie. The song is about visiting Moscow with a Russian guide, drinking hot chocolate with her in Café Pushkin and the Red Square being empty. April 2011. Quand j’ai…

London, United Kingdom

The rain did not prevent thousands of English people to be in the streets and on the banks of the Thames river in London on that Sunday. Queen Elizabeth II was celebrating her Diamond Jubilee (60 years as Queen). These people dressed in the colors of the Union Jack were watching on a big screen…

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

In the evening light, I noticed this buddhist monk who had just arrived with a tuk-tuk to the entrance of Angkor Wat. In Angkor, tuk-tuks provide a convenient form of transport around the temples for tourists and faithfuls. April 2010. Dans la lumière du soir, j’ai remarqué ce moine bouddhiste qui venait d’arriver avec un…

Maastricht, Netherlands

The European Fine Art Fair, better under the name ‘TEFAF’ is an annual art fair, organized in Maastricht. The fair is now so popular that there a selection process, involving international experts, and a waiting list of art dealers. March 2012. La Foire Européenne des Beaux Arts (The European Fine Art Fair), plus connue sous…