Sucevița, Romania

Sucevița monastery is one of the painted churches of Moldavia, inscribed since 2010 on the UNESCO list. When I visited it in 2002, the area was outside the main tourist tours. Both interior and exterior walls of the monastery are covered by mural paintings, which depict biblical episodes from the Old and New Testaments. August…

New York, United States

You used to find many shoe shine stands in New York. In my last stays, I felt they had become scarce. October 1998. Il y avait beaucoup de stands de cireurs de chaussures à New York. Lors de mes derniers séjours, j’ai eu l’impression qu’ils étaient devenus rares. Octobre 1998.

Abeokuta, Nigeria

These women of the Yoruba ethnic group, dye textiles according to the « adire » technique. Adire means « tie and dye » in Yoruba. The traditional dye was indigo but other colors are also available. April 1991. Ces femmes de l’ethnie Yoruba, teignent les textiles selon la technique de l’adire. L’adire Yoruba est une forme de batik. La…

Paris, France

Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Sunday afternoon. The weather is incredibly pleasant. While a jazz band plays standards, a young Parisian woman cannot resist dancing to the music. March 2014. Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, dimanche après-midi. Le temps est incroyablement agréable. Alors qu’un orchestre de jazz joue des standards, une jeune Parisienne ne peut pas résister au plaisir…

Bratislava, Slovakia

It took some time to Bratislava to attract foreign visitors. For a long period of time, tourists seemed to prefer Prague. October 2005. Bratislava a mis du temps avant d’attirer les visiteurs étrangers. Pendant longtemps, les touristes ont semblé lui préférer Prague. Octobre 2005.

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

These dunes do not belong to the Sahara. They are located on Gran Canaria island. Tourists will go through them to reach the beach. April 2004. Ces dunes ne sont pas au Sahara. Elles se trouvent sur l’île de la Grande Canarie. Les touristes les traversent pour rejoindre la plage. Avril 2004.