Amsterdam, Netherlands

These unusual ballerinas on a boat were part of the Canal Pride. Canal Pride is the Gay Pride in Amsterdam. It attracts thousands of viewers alongside the canals. The parade can often be hilarious. August 2000. Ces ballerines inhabituelles sur un bateau faisaient partie de la Canal Pride. La Canal Pride est la Gay Pride…

Vienna, Austria

The « Great Hall » of the Musikverein due to its highly regarded acoustics is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world. Every year, it hosts the new year’s concert of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, a concert that is broadcasted throughout the world. October 2005. La « Grande Salle » de la Musikverein en raison de…

Taranto, Italy

The fish this fisherman could catch is not safe to eat. Taranto is the most polluted city in western Europe because of industry poisons that spread over its territory. In addition, the Municipality was declared bankrupt in 2005. The baroque mansions are in poor conditions and the whole atmosphere is a bit depressing. May 2012.…

Tokyo, Japan

You do not know if the pink lolitas you meet in Takeshita street on Sundays in Harajuku are boys or girls. They are said to be white-collar employees who dress up to evacuate the working life stress. February 2012. On ne sait pas si les « pink lolitas » qu’on croise rue Takeshita les dimanches à Harajuku…

Agistri, Greece

Agistri island is a small and pleasant island close to Athens. The waiter is hanging octopus in front of the taverna to make them dry. June 2011. L’île d’Agistri est une petite île agréable proche d’Athènes. Le serveur pend des pieuvres devant la taverne pour les faire sécher. Juin 2011

Tozeur, Tunisia

Tozeur is an oasis in south west Tunisia, with a medina (old city) famous for its brickwork. Some scenes from « the English Patient » were filmed in a house close to this street in 1995. The area must have been busy at the time but everything was then back to desert silence. November 2000. Tozeur est…

Venice, Italy

There is something magical about Venice in the winter. Mist makes all the buildings mysterious. You almost forget the tourist crowds. November 2001. Il y a quelque chose de magique à Venise en hiver. La brume rend les bâtiments mystérieux. On oublie presque les foules de touristes. Novembre 2001.